Image of Julia and Kristine securing CBL Thi 1318 to a Perspex® cradle, on top of a Thai lacquered box (CBL Thi 1364).

In Focus Tour

Conserving Thai Buddhist Tales

Conserving Thai Buddhist Tales: preparing folding books for display

Kristine Rose Beers, Senior Conservator and Julia Poirier, Paper and Book Conservator

Free no booking required.


Kristine Rose-Beers ACR is Senior Conservator at the Chester Beatty, and an accredited member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON). She specialises in the conservation of bound manuscript material.

Julia Poirier trained as a bookbinder in France before obtaining an MA in conservation of fine art, with a specialty on works of art on paper, from Northumbria University in Newcastle in 2010. Julia joined the Chester Beatty in 2012 as the Heritage Council conservation intern and has since been working as a book and paper conservator at the museum.

Open today 12:00pm - 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