Irish Architectural Archive

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Irish Architectural Archive

The Irish Architectural Archive was established in 1976 by Dr Edward McParland and Nicholas Robinson to collect and preserve material of every kind relating to the architecture of Ireland, and make it available to the public. It is based in Merrion Square, Dublin, a notable example of the city's Georgian architecture.

The Archive comprises over 3,500 individual acquisitions, ranging from single items - a book, pamphlet, drawing or photograph - to the thousands of drawings and files created by large architectural practices.

The collections represent the largest body of historic architectural records in Ireland. They include the most significant body of historic Irish architectural drawings in the world, with in excess of 250,000 drawings ranging in date from the late seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. Also housed in the Archive are over 400,000 photographs, making this one of the largest collections of photographs in Ireland, and an extensive reference library, with more than 15,000 items of printed matter.

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Coordinates: 53°20′19″N 6°14′49″W / 53.33867°N 6.246852°W / 53.33867; -6.246852