Previous Exhibitions

The National Library has a long tradition of mounting high quality exhibitions of material from its collections. Follow the links below to find out about exhibitions which have been displayed in the National Library and the National Photographic Archive in recent years.


Martin Parr's Best Books of the Decade
Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade New NPA exhibition running from 15th-31st July

Dublin Institute of Technology BA Photography Graduate Exhibition 2011
National Library hosts DIT BA Photography Graduate Show June 2011

Power and Privilege: photographs of the Big House in Ireland 1858-1922
An exhibition of life in Ireland's "Big Houses"

Witness to War: the War of Independence and Civil War through the Lens of WD Hogan
National Photographic Archive 16 January 2010 - 31 May 2010

Irish Countrywomen's Association
May 2010 - Main Building

Shemus Cartoons from the Freeman's Journal
Main Building, Kildare Street from 9 December 2009 until 1 March 2010

If ever you go to Dublin town
Evocative images of 1950s and 1960s Dublin

Percy French exhibition
Exhibition by the Percy French Society; Main Building from 28 October - 4 December 2009

Strangers to Citizens
2/3 Kildare Street 12 December 2007 - 17 October 2009

D. James Galbraith's Ireland, 1970-1997
National Photographic Archive 7 March 2009 - 2 June 2009