National Photographic Archive

The National Library's photographic collections consisting of approximately 5.2 million photographs, are now housed in the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar.  The Archive includes  darkrooms and a state-of-the-art storage space.  An exhibition area and a Reading Room facilitate access to collections both historical and contemporary, the majority of which  are Irish.

The award-winning building was designed by the Dublin architectural practice O'Donnell & Tuomey and first opened to the public in 1998.

National Photographic Archive
National Photographic Archive
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