The Stone of Heaven: a History of Chinese Jade

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Chester Beatty Library

Dublin Castle

Dublin 2

An evening lecture at the Chester Beatty Library with Professor Alan Fletcher from UCD introducing this ornamental stone and describing its meaning in Chinese culture. Lecture will be followed by a glass of wine and exclusive viewing of the Chester Beatty’s A-Z exhibition.

Admission is €10 and booking essential with Lisa Fitzsimons at 01-4070779 or email

The exhibition ‘Chester Beatty’s A-Z: from Amulet to Zodiac’ is opening on 11 July and free to the public, which will take visitors on a journey through a selection of highlights, showcasing the breadth and quality of the Library’s amazing collection. Each letter of the alphabet is matched to a word that is representative of something characteristically associated with the collection. Featuring many works seldom or never before seen in public, the exhibition will explore the threads that link cultures across the Western, Islamic and East Asian worlds. MORE INFORMATION

For more info on the CBL public programmes, please visit under What’s On.

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