Creative Teens Lab

The First Paper Analog Computer, Volvelles (Part I)

Teens Summer Special: The First Paper Analog Computers:Volvelles (Part I: Calculators: Paper Prototypes)

More information coming soon. Thu 18 July, 10.30am-1pm (ages 12-14), 1.45-4.15pm (ages 15-17)

Join maker-in-residence Pantea Karimi for a week of workshops inspired by scientific manuscripts in the Chester Beatty. Learn how to prototype a medieval calculation gadget, recreate pages from scientific manuscripts, and discover the connection between science fiction characters and their ancient ancestors. Suitable for anyone interested in the progression of human imagination, curiosity, and exploration.

Limited to 12 participants.

Cancellation Policy:

  • A minimum of seven days’ notice of cancellation is required to allow us to allocate the places to other teens.
  • The Chester Beatty Library reserves the right to cancel any event rendered impossible due to circumstances beyond our control

Open today 10am–5pm

Monday 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

Map

Chester Beatty
Dublin Castle
Dublin 2
D02 AD92