Welcome to The National Irish Visual Arts Library

The National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL) is a public research resource dedicated to the documentation of 20th and 21st century Irish visual art and design. 

NIVAL collects, stores and makes accessible for research an unparalleled collection of documentation about Irish art in all media.  NIVAL’s collection policy includes Irish visual art from the whole island as well as Irish art abroad and non-Irish artists working in Ireland.   Information is acquired on artists, designers, galleries, arts organisations and institutions, critics and other related subjects.  The collection contains documentary material in all formats including books, catalogues, videos, slides, artists’ papers and ephemera in print and digital format. 

NIVAL Summer Hours 2019

NIVAL welcomes researchers year-round, including during the summer. Please note our reduced hours over the summer months. You can make an appointment to view any NIVAL materials by emailing nivalinfo(at)staff.ncad.ie 

17th June – 13th September 2019 (Summer hours)

  • Monday: By appointment only - 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday: CLOSED 

Full information on NIVAL access can be found here.

 

 

 


The Arts Council
National College of Art & Design

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