Conservation and Craft

Conservation and Craft; learning through book structures
Current Heritage Council Intern in Conservation, Sophie Coulthard, will talk about the condition and treatment of three manuscripts from the Chester Beatty collection – an Indian manuscript, Syriac manuscript, and Persian manuscript. She will discuss what can be learned from close examination of materials and structure and some of the ethical considerations that go into treating original manuscript material.
Free, no booking required.

Sophie Coulthard became the Heritage Council Intern in Conservation at the Chester Beatty in November 2019. She graduated from Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts, London in August 2019 with an MA in Conservation. In the past, Sophie has had work placements at a range of paper conservation studios including those at the British Museum, National Maritime Museum, Museum Conservation Services and Bristol Museum of Art. She also has a Co-ordinated BFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and University of Pennsylvania in the USA.

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Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92