RCPI Heritage Centre teams up with Google Arts & Culture to make historic collections available online

RCPI Charter

View historic items from the archives of RCPI

From today, over 50 items from the collections of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland’s Heritage Centre can be viewed online thanks to a partnership between Google Arts & Culture and RCPI. 

This virtual collection will let people to see some of the oldest and most beautiful documents in our archives, including our 1692 Royal Charter, in just a few clicks.

A specially curated virtual exhibition has also been developed for online visitors. Our first online exhibition tells the story of the College through its founding documents. You can learn about the men and ideas behind the foundation of the College, and why we are a Royal College in a Republic.

This partnership is a fantastic opportunity to open up our unique collections to a wider audience. I’m particularly pleased that images of our 1692 Charter have been included, as it is such an important document for the College. The Charter itself has just undergone conservation work, and I’d like to acknowledge the support of the Heritage Council and some of our Fellows for their sponsorship of this much needed work.

Dr Paul Darragh

RCPI Dun's Librarian

About RCPI’s Heritage Centre

Our Heritage Centre cares for our unique collection of archives, books and items covering over 350 years of Irish medical history.

In July 2017 the Heritage Centre received Interim Museum Accreditation from the Heritage Council.

About Google Arts & Culture

Google Arts & Culture is a new, immersive way to experience art, history, culture and world wonders from over a thousand organisations worldwide.

Google Arts & Culture has been created by the Google Cultural Institute and it is available for free for everyone on the web, on iOS and Android.

Read more here

Contact us

Harriet Wheelock

Keeper of Collections

Tel: +353 1 669 8817

Harriet is Keeper of Collection and manages the RCPI Heritage Centre. Contact Harriet with any questions about the Heritage Centre, its collection and to make an appointment to visit.