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The Chester Beatty Library

National Network: 
Ireland
Address: 
Dublin Castle, Dublin 2
Dublin
Ireland
Telephone: 
+353 1 4070750
Telephone (other): 
+353 1 4070775
E-Mail: 
Organisation Type: 
Individual Person
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

12 staff & 12 Security Staff, 4 contract staff, 1 Fellowship Conservator total: 29 staff.
2. Annual grant-in-aid from the Department of Arts, Sports and Tourism.
3. They have received funding in the past from e.g. The Heritage Council and Coexist Foundation for specific projects.
4. They have a 2-year funding project (Léargas, our National Education Bureau) to explore multi/intercultural education in museums for adults (2005-2007) as part of our Education Programme.
5. For this particular project, 3 partners, Imagine IC, Amsterdam, Engage, UK, Instituto per I Beni Artistici, Culturali e Artistici, Italy & Settore Educazione al Patrimonio Culturale Citta di Torino, Italy.

Mission and Objectives: 

Aim :
To maintain and preserve the Collections and make them available for the use and enjoyment of the public in order to promote a wider appreciation and understanding of international cultural heritage and foster relations between the people of Ireland and the peoples whose cultures are represented in those Collections

Main Projects / Activities: 

The Library hosts a number of events as part of its public programme. These range from temporary and permanent exhibitions of the Islamic, East Asian, Asian and European collections to talks, workshops, demonstrations and family days. More recently the Library held a seminar in December 2004 entitled Understanding Islam. Topics such as history, culture and so on, were explored.