In 2017 the Chester Beatty began an exciting digital transformation. Starting with the purchase of a state of the art medium format digital camera, the museum began its preparations to open a digitisation laboratory to support the imaging of the Chester Beatty Collections. Today our two digital photographers, together with a team of other museum experts, are hard at work photographing these wonderful collections, generating new catalogue records, and preparing these digital objects for online access. While it is a meticulous process it is our intention to ultimately, over time, create digital images of the entire Chester Beatty Collections and make them available online.

Meet the Team

  • Tim Keefe
    Head of Digital

  • Sinead Ward
    Digital Curator

  • Jon Riordan
    Digital Photographer

  • Jenny Greiner
    Digital Services Assistant

Gospel Book
late 11th or early 12th century
Byzantine Empire (historical region)
CBL W 139

Ruzbihan Qur’an
Ruzbihan Muhammad al-Tab‘i al-Shirazi
mid-16th century
Shiraz, Iran
CBL Is 1558

Extracts from the Pali canon (Tipitaka) and Story of Phra Malai
late 18th century
CBL Thi 1328

Open today 9:45am - 5:30pm

Monday to Friday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 9:45am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:45am - 5:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb
Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec

Admission is Free
No booking required
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92