Join tour guide Jo O’Rourke for an online tour and enjoy our current exhibition from the comfort of your own home.
This temporary exhibition gives us an insight into the adventurous spirit of Thomson. He found favour with the King of Siam (r1851-1868) and skilfully captured these fascinating images.
Jo had a career in health care before studying the history of art in both the National College of Art & Design and University College Dublin. Her curiosity and love of art led her to join the team of tour guides in Chester Beatty where she continues to enjoy learning about this amazing collection.