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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

Get information on works you own

While the library and archive remain closed to the public until further notice due to COVID-19, we continue to provide limited reference and research services via our online enquiry forms, and have extended them to researchers in Sydney as well as further afield.

Staff answer enquiries in order of receipt and aim to respond within 30 business days. However, due to restricted access to resources and an increased number of online enquiries, responses may be significantly delayed. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Enquiry form

Provide as much information as you know.

For example, when requesting information on an artist or an artwork, include:

  • artist’s full name and nationality
  • date/title/dimensions/medium (eg oil, bronze sculpture) and/or description (eg abstract, beach scene) of the work
  • how the work was acquired
  • additional information from labels, frame, backing board etc

Upload up to six images (if appropriate).

For artworks, include an image of the work, a close up of the artist’s signature and any labels or marks on the front or back of the work.

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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.

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.

Are you planning to visit?

Although general access to the library and archive is not currently possible, researchers can make an appointment to visit, specifying the resources they wish to use in advance, with at least two days’ notice.
10am-4pm, Tuesday-Friday
Tel 02 9225 1785
library@ag.nsw.gov.au

Read the latest visit information

Contact the library and archive

Tel 02 9225 1785
library@ag.nsw.gov.au