The Chester Beatty Library is a unique museum in Ireland housing a collection of European, Middle Eastern, Asian/East Asian rare books, manuscripts, religious materials and decorative arts. The Library has established an active intercultural exhibition and learning programme with communities represented in the collections: European, Islamic, Asian and East Asian. The Library has a core staff of 35 and is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The Chester Beatty Library specialises in the following:


  • Museum intercultural learning and dialogue

  • Lifelong learning

  • Engagement with diverse communities

  • Working with volunteers

  • Use of Generic Learning Outcomes in delivery of workshops for children, teens and adults

  • Active member and project coordinator of Education Museum Exchange programme for the Asia Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS) which comes under the Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF)

  • Design and delivery of projects with the Inclusion and Diversity Services of Northern Ireland 2012-todate. These include lesson plans based on diverse collections from the Chester Beatty Library and Ulster Museum of Northern Ireland for primary and post-primary schools

  • Lead partner and coordinator in the Anna Lindh Foundation Irish Network Common Action seminar, Understanding Islam in Irish Education in March 2013


Contact person: Jenny SIUNG

This project has been funded with the support of the European Union and the French National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union and the French National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

Materials can be used according to the Creative Commons Non Commercial Share Alike license.

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