Ireland

CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY

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

Emailjsiung@cbl.ie

Websitecbl.ie