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John Thomson: Life and Legacy Live Online Talk

John Thomson: Life and Legacy
John Thomson lived and worked 10 years in Asia. After Siam he spent 5 years in China and photographed many regions from North to South. Thomson had an illustrious career after his return to London in 1872, not only as a renowned photographer and traveller, but also as a writer and teacher.
Betty Yao, co-curator of Siam through the Lens of John Thomson, will discuss his career, legacy and the enduring appeal of his photographs in this digital age.

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