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Research resources

Search through our research papers, investigations, networks and services to aid researchers

Networks and events

Subject Specialist Network

Share knowledge, experiences and new ideas.

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Interfaith Sacred Art Forum and Sacred Art in Collections pre-1900 Network

Networks for the exploration, research, and enjoyment of sacred art, centred around sacred art in our permanent collection.

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Women and the Arts Forum

Women and the Arts Forum explores and celebrates the myriad of ways in which women have engaged with the arts.

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Past seminars and conferences

Past research events for specialists and the general public

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Publications and projects

Other resources

Picture Library

Finding aids

Archive catalogue

Search the National Gallery Archive containing records of the Gallery's activities from its foundation in 1824 to the present day.

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Search the Library catalogue

It now contains around 100,000 printed volumes relevant to the study of the history of paintings in the Western European tradition from the 13th to the early 20th century.

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Board minutes (1828–1918)

Eight volumes of the minutes of the Board of
Trustees and the corresponding indexes.

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Agnew's stock books

Eleven stock books from the archive of Thos. Agnew and Sons. Dating from 1853 until the beginning of the First World War, the stock books provide information about the paintings, prices and clients that Agnew’s dealt with.

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