We offer a wide variety of programmes designed to foster better understanding of our European, Middle Eastern, Asian and East Asian collections.
Included are activities for all age groups such as:
- family activity packs
- adult and teen drawing packs
- Silk Worm Club workshops for children
- Chester Beatty's Creative Lab for Teens
- art workshops for adults
- film screenings
- free lunchtime talks
- Community Ambassador Tours in Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese and Irish - the first of its kind in an Irish museum
- free guided tours on Wednesdays and Sundays
- pre-booked group tours
See What's On for more details
Learn more about education by following our blog
The Creative Museum 2014-2017
The Library is a coordinator in a three-year funded project and working with partners exploring how museums can co-curate and collaborate with local makers, crafters, engineers, scientists, artist, digital media and more. Click here for more details
As part of the project a public debate was held in the Science Gallery in April 2015, Museums and Makers Inspiring Each Other, see the Science Gallery for details
Intercultural Projects in Primary and Post-Primary Schools
Intercultural Learning Projects in Primary and Post-Primary Schools
For more details on intercultural learning projects in schools see the side-bar on the left-hand-side of this text for examples.
Seminars & Conferences
The Library has been involved and delivered a number of key seminars in partnership with the following:
Office of Integration, Dublin City Council
Anna Lindh Foundation Irish Network.
Examples of these seminars can be found on the following links:
Museums as Places for Intercutlural Dialogue and Learning 2014. Click here
Understanding Islam in Irish Education 2013. Click here
Intercultural Cities Conference, Dublin 2013. Click here
Whose Culture is it? Social Inclusion and Cultural Diversity in Ireland's Cultural Spaces, 2011. As part of the Education, Community and Outreach (ECO) Group, Council of National Cultural Instiutions, Dublin 2010. Click here for conference report
Understanding Islam in Irish Education 2013
In association with the Anna Lindh Irish Network
If you are interested in Asian, East Asian, Islamic and European art there are resources available on our links page.