Festivities in February



It has been a busy month filled with a number of festivities celebrating the Chinese New Year , Chester Beatty’s Annual Lecture and symposium as part of the Ireland 2016 programme.

Over 100 people attended our Chinese tea demonstration and ceremony supported by the Asia Market. This annual celebration saw visitors enjoy an art demonstration of traditional Chinese painting techniques with Dutch-Chinese artist Hoi-Shan Mak, a fun-filled workshop for children Monkey Business and screening of Karate Kid as well as other events.

The Library invited James Cuno, President and CEO, J.Paul Getty Trust to open its discussion addressing museums and national identity. Cuno’s talk Memory, Nostalgia, Meaning: Identity Politics and Cultural Heritage will be uploaded on You Tube shortly. The Library’s symposium The Role of National Museums in (Re)Negotiating National Identity will also be made available in due course. See our website for more details.

The Library Education Team co-presented a workshop based on Ways of Seeing II and Sacred Texts in Mary Immaculate College Limerick as part of a 1-day seminar on inter-belief in Ireland funded by the Anna Lindh Foundation. Post-graduate teachers and the National Council of Curriculum Assessment worked with Jo-Anne Sunderland-Bowe and Jenny Siung exploring both the Chester Beatty Library and British Library collections of sacred texts.