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Irish Antiquities Research Services

The Irish Antiquities Division manages access to the collections, including related library and archives, housed in the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 and across a number of offsite stores. Please contact the Irish Antiquities Division Duty Officer in advance of your visit to make an appointment. If visiting for the first time, you must also complete an application form in order to consult the curatorial files or collections. This form is available from the Irish Antiquities Division Duty Officer.

Please be aware that very specific requests may require particular members of staff to be on hand, so the earlier you make a request the more likely it is that we will be able to meet your expectations. Please also note that our collections are spread across a number of sites and access will depend on staff availability.

Contact details for the Irish Antiquities Division Duty Officer:
+353 1 6777 444


COVID-19 Questionnaire 

To ensure Health and Safety of person interacting or entering NMI sites; visitors and contractors under the control of National Museum of Ireland must complete this Self Declaration Form at least 3 working days prior to entering the site. If you indicate that you have symptoms or Visited Countries outside of Ireland in the last 14 days (excluding Northern Ireland) you should not be at work (You are advised to seek professional / medical advice). Please note that once on site you must also sign in and out of the NMI building you are visiting.

Confidentiality Notice: In line with data protection only the minimum necessary amount of data is processed for the purpose of implementing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and retained for this purpose and limitations on access to data, strict time limits, for erasure, and other measures such as adequate staff training to protect the data protection rights of individuals and per Articles 6(1) (c), Article 9(2)(i) GDPR and Section 53 of the Data Protection Act 2018 (which permits the processing of special categories of personal data for purposes of public interest in the area of public health).

Completed questionnaires to be submitted to the NMI contact and subsequently forwarded to NMI HR / Corporate Affairs Department where they will be retained securely for the duration of the COVID -19 pandemic. The information will only be shared with others, including any third parties for the purposes of contact tracing. You can update this information, or request access to it, at any time.

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