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Art & Industry Collections

Explore approximately 150,000 artefacts reflecting Ireland's heritage in the decorative arts, as well as political, military and social history.


The role of the Art & Industry division is to maintain Ireland’s heritage in the decorative arts, as well as its political, military and social history. Its primary aim is to promote a wider understanding of Ireland’s decorative arts, culture and historical heritage. Other responsibilities include promoting Ireland’s contribution to European decorative arts and an understanding of international cultural heritage. It is estimated that the Art & Industry collections consist of 150,000 objects.

You can find out more about the Collections housed in the National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History under Art & Industry in the Collections area.