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Arthur Kingsley Porter Bequest

Learn about the Museum's collection of architectural monographs and pamphlets donated by Lucy Kingsley Porter


A collection of over 1,000 monographs and 500 pamphlets from the library of the Harvard architectural historian, Arthur Kingsley Porter (1883-1933), were donated to the National Museum of Ireland by his wife Lucy.

The emphasis within this collection is on medieval European architecture and to a lesser extent Irish archaeology.

This collection is held at the Main Library, National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History and also at the Irish Antiquities library, National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.