Friends Event

Patrons and Curators Circle Viewing: Perso-Deccani Manuscripts: Materiality and Mobility from Iran to India

In this exclusive viewing, Patrons and members of the Curator’s Circle will have the opportunity to study a number of manuscripts from the Islamic collection in detail with Dr Keelan Overton and Kristine Rose-Beers. Focusing on manuscripts that moved between Greater Iran and India, we will see how the materiality of these manuscripts provides evidence of their peregrinations across Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

Dr Keelan Overton is an independent scholar and historian of Islamic art and architecture specialising in the eastern Islamic world from Iran to South Asia. Her research explores book arts and codicology, the afterlives and travels of architecture and objects, histories of collecting, and the formation of cultural heritage.

Kristine Rose-Beers is the Head of Conservation at the Chester Beatty, and an accredited member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON). She specialises in the conservation of Islamic manuscript material, with particular interest in the importance of materiality and codicology to contemporary conservation solutions.

To book please phone Sabhbh at 01 4070 759.

Places are limited to Patrons and Curator’s Circle members. Dr Overton will give a talk for the public programme on Wednesday 20 May entitled Iran and the Deccan: Persian Art, Culture, and Talent in Circulation, where she will provide an overview of human, intellectual, and artistic migration and exchange between Iran and the Deccan over a three-hundred-year period.

Open today 9:45am - 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
Suggested donation €5


Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92