Chester Beatty's A-Z from Amulet to Zodiac
Chester Beatty's A-Z from Amulet to Zodiac
Croke, Fionnuala (editor)
Accompanied the exhibition. In the heart of Dublin Castle is the Chester Beatty Library, home to the beautiful and expansive collection of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty. It is one of the finest collections of manuscripts, books and decorative arts from a private collector, with some items dating back to about 2700 BC. It gives widespread insights to a range of Western, East Asian and Islamic cultures. The ‘A-Z; From Amulet to Zodiac’ exhibition provides a simple framework to showcase highlights of the collection, with each letter matched to a special item or range of items and features many works seldom shown to the public. The exhibition also has a secondary theme of cultural interaction and links, displaying pieces that link different cultures from across the world...
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