We acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the Country on which the Art Gallery of New South Wales stands.

Online research tools

  • Temporary closure

    Our research library and archive is relocating to a new purpose-built, expanded facility within the building, which means that the collections will be inaccessible for several months.

    We apologise for this disruption to our service but look forward to assisting you in person and remotely in our new premises.

    No reference enquiries by phone or online
    From 7 November 2020 until late 2021

    No access to the library and archive
    From 12 December 2020 until late 2021

    In the meantime, see our research tools

Where to get help

In the meantime, depending on where you live, you may wish to contact your local public library, state library or state or regional art gallery for help with reference enquiries.

The following additional online research tools are also available.

Trove – Australian research portal by National Library of Australia

Getty Research Institute library catalogue

Library Hub Discover – UK and Irish libraries

Informit – Australian journal citations

Internet Archive

If you are looking for a valuer or conservator

The Gallery is not able to provide appraisals, authentications or valuations of works of art or opinions on their merit, or to give conservation advice to individuals.

You may wish to contact an auction house, such as those listed on the ABC’s Auction Room website or on the Australian and New Zealand Art Sales Digest.

A list of licensed valuers is available on the Australian Government website for the Cultural Gifts Program.

A directory of conservators in private practice is available on the Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials (AICCM) website.