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Other galleries and art societies archives

The archive at the Art Gallery of NSW has informally collected papers from artists, art societies and commercial galleries since the 1960s.

We currently hold the records from several commercial galleries and art societies, as listed below.

For more detailed information about what each archive contains, follow the link to the online catalogue. Some of these online records then have additional information attached, some of it quite rich, in a PDF, which can be accessed via the 'Manuscript guide’ link under 'Electronic access’

For information about accessing these records at the Gallery, see Visiting the archive.


Art societies and businesses

Art professionals, critics, collectors and others

Library and archive

Open to the public
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am–4pm
Wednesday 10am–6.30pm
Saturday 12pm-4pm
No appointment necessary
Conditions apply to accessing archive

Closing for summer holidays and installation of new storage
Last day open in 2015: 28 November
First day open in 2016: 2 February

Physical access to the library and archive for those who cannot use the stairs can be arranged with prior notice (preferably one working day): tel 02 9225 1738. Visitors with disabilities may wish to contact the Gallery’s access coordinator: tel 02 9225 1647.

Contact the library and archive

Tel 02 9225 1785
Fax 02 9225 1848

Make a reference enquiry
Archive access application form (PDF 60.5 KB)