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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, including hours

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.

Many works on paper are rarely exhibited and only for short periods of time. The study room provides public access for individuals and groups to view and research works of art in a quiet and intimate environment.

Temporary closure

The study room is closed temporarily due to building works, and will reopen in early 2021 at a date to be advised.

We apologise for this disruption to our service but look forward to assisting you in the new year.

The collection

For information on the collection you can browse reference material available in the study room, or search online anytime using our collection search.

To browse, select Media then choose a media type (eg print, drawing, photograph) from the list that appears.