Information on works you own
The Gallery provides a free information service to members of the public.
Visit the library to do research
If you want to find out more about an artwork you own, the qualified researchers in our library and archive can help.
To help you find out who created it, when it was made or who owned it before you, they can locate texts on relevant art historical periods or styles, auction records for similar works and, depending on the artist, catalogue raisonnés. If further information or curatorial opinion is required, they may refer the enquiry on to the relevant curatorial staff.
We do not provide appraisals. This information service replaces the Gallery’s weekly appraisals service.
We are not able to provide valuations of works of art or opinions on their merit. A list of licensed valuers is available on the Australian Government website for the Cultural Gifts Program.
If you require conservation work, see the directory of conservators in private practice on the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM) website.
Library and archive
Closed Friday 18, Saturday 19 April
Open to the public
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am–4pm
No appointment necessary
Conditions apply to accessing archive
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
Library 02 9225 1785
Archive 02 9225 1850
Fax 02 9225 1848