Dürer’s Enduring Vision: from Irish Warriors to Great Whales

Albrecht Dürer was not only the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance, but he predicted the reach and future of art in our own time. His unerring eye recorded Irish warriors and rhinoceroses, the big bang itself and his vision ran from the Apocalypse to a lowly bunch of weeds. Part visionary, part technician, part...


A Fish for a Sword? The Triumphant Return of Zōga Shōnin with Dr. Mary Redfern (online)

How do museums look after the artworks in their care? The return of an important pair of Japanese handscrolls to the Chester Beatty after extended conservation treatment overseas gives us an opportunity to explore this highly specialised field. For this talk, we welcome Conservators Andrew Thompson and Sydney Thomson from Restorient studio in Leiden, Netherlands,...


Drawing Historical Costumes

Chester Beatty Dublin Castle, Dublin 2 Dublin 2, Dublin, Dublin

Learn drawing techniques, including line drawing, shading, perspective, and decoration during these relaxed and informal sessions with Roxana Manouchehri. This workshop will focus on drawing historical costumes inspired by the Chester Beatty collections. Materials are provided but please feel free to bring your favourites. Suitable for adults and teens. No booking required.