The National Gallery offers exceptional resources for scholars and staff, as well as for visitors
The Gallery archives is the principal source of information relating to the history of the Gallery and it’s design. The library holdings include: monographs, catalogues raisonnées, exhibition catalogues, pamphlets, permanent collection catalogues from museums and galleries throughout the world.
The publishing arm of the National Gallery sees to a broad distribution of the community’s scholarship. Its publications include exhibition and collection catalogues, research monographs, multiauthored volumes, online reference works, children’s books, and guides for museum visitors.
The National Gallery also has a duty of care towards the collection. Our conservation specialists employ a range of techniques to examine the works in our care. This may include high-powered magnification, x-radiography, beta-radiography, ultraviolet and infra-red light and material analysis.