The National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL) is a public research resource dedicated to the documentation of 20th century and contemporary Irish visual art and design. Click here to visit their new website supported by a grant from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
NIVAL collects, stores and makes accessible for research an unparalleled collection of documentation about Irish art in all media. NIVAL's collection policy includes Irish visual art from the whole island as well as Irish art abroad and non-Irish artists working in Ireland. Information is acquired on artists, designers, galleries, arts organisations and institutions, critics and other related subjects.
This new resource is being promoted by an exhibition at the National College of Art and Design Gallery and a number of events detailed on their website.