Friends Event

Friends Talk: Dr. Christine Casey on Michael Wills

Dr. Christine Casey will discuss Michael Willis annotated translation of Johann de Laet's 1649 version of Vitruvius's De architectura. The manuscript is bound in a morocco red and gold leaf binding and is considered one the finest books produced in Dublin at its time.

Christine Casey is an architectural historian with a particular interest in the relationship of architecture and decoration and the role of craftsmanship in architectural production. Christine has led an IRC New Horizons interdisciplinary research project entitled ‘Making Victorian Dublin’. Focused on the Museum Building at Trinity College Dublin this joint project with the Department of Geology is exploring the role of materials and craftsmanship in Dublin’s Victorian architecture.

A glass of wine will be served after the talk.

Open today 10am–5pm

Tuesday to Friday 10am–5pm
Saturday 11am–5pm
Sunday 1pm–5pm

Closed Mondays: Nov - Feb

**Closed 1 Jan; Good Friday; 24-26 Dec & Monday Public Holidays.**

Admission is free
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92