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Update from the Gallery regarding COVID-19

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is open. We are observing strict physical distancing and hygiene measures to protect the health of visitors and staff and minimise the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read the latest visit information

Research

  • Artwork

    Find out how to access artworks in our collection online, at the Gallery or at our collection store, how you can reproduce images, borrow artworks or get information about artwork that you own.

  • Archives

    The holdings of the Art Gallery of NSW’s archive include a significant number of artists’ archives and papers and the records of several commercial galleries and art societies as well as the Gallery’s own administrative records.

  • Research library

    The Edmund and Joanna Capon Research Library has one of the most outstanding collections of fine art publications, rare books and manuscripts in Australia, and it is open to members of the public. You can also search its catalogue and press clippings database online or make an online reference enquiry.

  • Study room

    In the study room you can see works on paper from the Gallery’s collection of over 21,000 prints, drawings, photographs and watercolours by Australian and international artists from the 15th century to the present day, as well as sketchbooks, artist books and printing blocks.

  • Gallery publications

    The Gallery produces a range of publications, available through the Gallery Shop and in the research library and archive.

  • Research tools

    Links to Australian libraries and archives, international art libraries, art museum collections online and websites for biographical, image and art auction research.