This Culture Night, discover the wonders of the Chester Beatty, both online and on-site. Our permanent galleries: Arts of the Book and Sacred Traditions will be open until 10pm.
And why not visit temporary exhibition Siam: through the Lens of Jon Thomson? The photographs Thomson took in Siam (modern-day Thailand) include portraits and palace scenes, religious ceremonies, architecture and cityscapes. Thomson also received special permission to visit Angkor Wat (then under Siam’s control), becoming the first to photograph its famous ruins.
The Silk Road Café and Giftshop will also be open.
Events online include:
5:30pm Contemporary Ikebana tutorial for families with Jen O’Brien
6:30pm Shamsa medallion – arts demonstration with Roxana Manouchehri
7:30pm Chinese Dragons – art demonstration with Heather Gray
8:30pm Night at the Museum Tour Special