Monday, January 28, 2008

Chester Beatty Library: Art Museum and Library

"Welcome to the Chester Beatty Library Website"

"... the Chester Beatty Library is an art museum and library which houses the great collection of manuscripts, miniature paintings, prints, drawings, rare books and some decorative arts assembled by Sir Alfred Chester Beatty (1875-1968). The Library's exhibitions open a window on the artistic treasures of the great cultures and religions of the world. Its rich collection from countries across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and Europe offers visitors a visual feast. Chester Beatty Library was named Irish Museum of the year in 2000 and was awarded the title European Museum of the Year in 2002."

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a great place for the art lovers and the readers. Thanks for the information about Chester Beatty art museum. I would love to check out the Decorative Arts here.

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

Archie,

Thanks for the good words.

And, thanks for the "Decorative Arts" tip.

(The label cloud, in the left column, is a pretty good place for finding new - or old - posts on a topic.)

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