Exploring the history of medicine using our collections



From smallpox vaccination to the surprising preponderance of obstetricians in Irish literature, our exhibitions use our collections to tell the story of medicine and medical education in Ireland.


New exhibition coming June 2024

Illustration by Clare Foley
Illustration by Clare Foley

Online exhibitions

Climate and Health Art Competition

In August 2023 RCPI issued an open call to artist to submit works on the theme of climate and health. The judging panel shortlisted 48 pieces, which were displayed in an exhibition in October 2023. The shortlisted works can all be viewed online

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Online Exhibitions

Online Book Shop

Want to find out more about the history of the College and medicine in Ireland? We have a selection of history books available in our online shop.

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