Friends of the Chester Beatty Online

Here you will find all our online resources for the Friends of Chester Beatty.

Image of a Japanese print depicting Child prodigy Gyokkashi Shima Eimo giving a reading lesson (Gyokkashi Shima Eimo sodoku no tai)

Join other like-minded individuals at our specially programmed talks, workshops, book clubs and chats to learn about the great cultures and religions of the world while also supporting the preservation and growth of one of the finest collections of European, East Asian and Islamic art in the world.

Virtual Gardening

Potted Histories: Iris and Wisteria

In-Focus Audio Tour with Mary Redfern

Now blooming in gardens across Ireland, the iris and wisteria both have a long history of appreciation in Japan.

Curator Mary Redfern introduces the art and poetry surrounding these plants with reference to some of the works in the Chester Beatty collection.

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Origami Iris

How-To Video with Sabhbh Ní Mhaolagáin

Inspired by Mary Redfern’s Potted Histories audio tour? Why not learn how to make a simple Origami iris in this how-to video.

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For more information, please contact
Sabhbh Ní Mhaolagáin
Tel: + 353 1 4070759

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

Support the Chester Beatty
In these difficult and uncertain times your continued support of the Chester Beatty is more important than ever. Please consider making a donation to the museum to help us continue to deliver innovative online content and activities, present world-class exhibitions and conserve the collections for future generations to enjoy.

Admission is Free
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92