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Due to COVID-19, the Prints, Drawings and Photographs Study Room of the National Gallery of Canada remains closed until further notice.
Please complete this form at least two weeks in advance for individuals, four weeks for groups.
Please arrive at the Curatorial Wing Security Desk 10 minutes in advance to register.
The Study Room is open Wednesday and Thursday, 1:30–4:00 pm.
Maximum 15 works. No additional works can be requested at the time of the viewing.Search the collection
RULES OF USE: Admission to the Study Room is free of charge, but does not include access to the galleries. Please note that food, drinks, and ink pens are not allowed in the Study Room, and be advised that all visitors will be asked to leave outdoor apparel as well as bags and purses in the lobby of the Study Room. Cell phones must be turned off and left in the lobby. Photography may be allowed upon permission. Sketching is not permitted in the Study Room.
A professor/supervisor is required for every 12 students, and the Study Room cannot accommodate more than 26 people. Professors/teachers are expected to prepare and deliver all content to their students
Please note that group visits to the galleries must be organized separately through Group Tours and Reservations (613-990-4888 or [email protected]).