Teachers & Educators

The Chester Beatty’s collections offer wonderful learning opportunities and support a number of key curricula areas. From art history to world faiths to geography, history, languages, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) this is the place to bring your students to inspire learning. See below for free teachers’ resources which can be used for primary and post-primary schools to support self-guided visits and inspire activities back at school. Teachers can book free guided and self-guided tours below.

Resources

These resources all use museum objects to develop creativity across the curriculum. Themes range from artistic traditions found in the Islamic, East Asian and European collections; an introduction to world faiths and cultures through objects; science; language support through objects; preparation for the Art History Leaving Certificate as well as a drawing pack

Introduction to 15th century European painting

This resource offers a brief introduction to the art history of the time the Coëtivy Hours manuscript was made in the 15th century; key words are highlighted and key themes including landscape, imagery, popular stories, historical imagery, cities, architecture, portraits, composition, links to the past and real space.

These are all illustrated with images from the manuscript as well as a glossary of terms and links to other resources.

Download - Miniature Masterpiece: The Coëtivy Hours

Language support for teachers and students using museum objects

Teachers and pupils can explore language through objects found in the Chester Beatty and Ulster Museum collections. It is ideal for language support in the classroom for teachers in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

Download 'Ways of seeing I'

World faiths and cultures

This resource explores Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and ancient Egyptian culture in the Chester Beatty and Ulster Museum for teachers in Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

Download - Ways of Seeing II

Activity - Parables Christianity

PowerPoint - Parables Christianity

PowerPoint - Migration Judaism

Activity - Make your Own 3D Mosque

PowerPoint - Lifestyle in the Past, Ancient Egypt

PowerPoint - Journeys Islam

PowerPoint - Creation Story

PowerPoint - Community Bubbhism

PowerPoint - Celebration - Hinduism

Leaving Certificate Art and Design Appreciation

This resource has been prepared for pupils of the Leaving Certificate Art and Design Appreciation. Artefacts provides a relevant understanding of selected objects from the collection, and provides art teachers and pupils with skills to explore and understand artists and their works in the collections. The contents of this resource and the artworks have been selected due to their relevance to key movements, styles and techniques included in the Leaving Certificate Art History exam.

Download - Artefacts (Leaving Cert resource)

Science Through World Cultures

A guide to its scientific material as reflected in the Islamic, East Asian and European Collections. Suitable for secondary and third level teachers and educators.

PDF - Science Through World Cultures

Drawing Pack for Teens & Adults

This pack has been specially designed for visitors interested in drawing exploring techniques based on the Library’s Islamic, East Asian and European collections.

Download - Drawing Pack for Teens and Adults

Secondary Level Art & Design

Resources for Secondary Level students supporting study in the Arts and Design

Download - Miniature Masterpiece: The Coëtivy Hours

Download - Gift of a Lifetime learning resource

Explore world faiths in the educational context for schools and museums workshop

  • EU Year Heritage Intercultural dialogue, creativity and innovation in museums

  • Teimya the Mute Prince introduction to Thai books

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Dublin Castle
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