Online Exhibitions

We aim to make our collections available to the widest possible audience, including through online exhibitions. These include:

Welcome to Your NLI
A selection of NLI treasures which highlight the depth and variety of our collections. Enjoy the online exhibition and discover more information about each item in a series of blog posts. In English | As Gaeilge 

The National Library of Ireland and the RDS Library: A Shared History
In 1877 the foundation of the NLI from the collections of the RDS Library created a National Library for Ireland. This online exhibition explores the history of the NLI and the RDS Library and examines the central role both institutions have played in the cultural history of Ireland over the past 281 years.

A Family At War: the Diary of Mary Martin
MS 34,256A, from our manuscript collections, is a diary written in 1916 by Mary Martin to her son Charlie, a soldier who went missing in action on the Salonika front. Students on the MPhil in Digital Humanities in Culture in TCD, 2011-2012, created an online exhibition around the diary, including contextual information and images.

Discover Your National Library
The online component of the Library's new Discover Your National Library exhibition, which opened in 2/3 Kildare St in January 2010.  The presentation requires Microsoft Silverlight software, which you can download freely.

The 1916 Rising: Personalities and Perspectives
This study resource draws almost exclusively upon the collections of the National Library, including the Library’s rich holdings of books, newspapers, photographs, drawings, proclamations and, not least, manuscript material. In all, over 500 images have been selected for study and analysis.

Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats
An online, interactive version of the major exhibition, Yeats: The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats, which opened in the Library's main exhibiton area in 2006. The online version features thousands of images of manuscripts and books from the Yeats Library and other Library collections presented, along with audio recordings and video, through a series of interactive displays.

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