Thursday, January 23, 2014

Talks and Workshops at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin

 To coincide with their exhibition 'Costumes Parisiens - fashion plates from 1912-1914', the Chester Beatty Library are hosting a series of talks and events:

Thursday 23 January 6-7pm
An Evening with Couturier and Fashion Designer Umit Kutluk
As part of Costumes Parisiens, join Irish-based fashion designer Umit Kutluk as he discusses his work.  There will be traditional Turkish tea and sweets afterwards.  Supported by the Turkish Embassy, Ireland.  Booking essential. See Book Workshops Here. Free.

Member’s Event - Saturday 25 January 2pm
Talk - Taming the Dragon, the Conservation of an Imperial Dragon Robe from the Chester Beatty Library Collection.
The work was carried out by Textile Conservator Karen Horton and the robe will go on display in January 2014 as part of our Chinese New Year celebrations. Please click here for more information.
Saturday 25 January 2-5pm
Chester Beatty's Creative Lab for Teens
Funky Stitching
Glitch n'Stitch your own design inspired by Costumes Parisiens with Andrew Healy.
Booking essential. See Book Workshops Here.
Suitable for aged 12-17 years
Thursday 30 January 1.10pm Lunchtime Talk
The Thrills and Spills of Costume Design for Film, Joan Bergin, Irish costume designer

Thursday 6 February 1.10pm Lunchtime Talk
The Aran Sweater: Fact and Fiction, Deirdre McQuillan, Irish Times Fashion Editor, feature writer and author 

Thursday 20 February 1.10pm  Lunchtime Talk
Materials for Costume, Nuala McGuire, textile conservator

Member’s Event - Saturday 22 February 11.30am
 Talk - The role of Fashion in Marcel Proust's "A la recherche du temps perdu"
With Deirdre Hanley, Masters student in French at University College Dublin. Please click here for more information.

Saturday 1 March 2-3.30pm Silk Worm Club
Assemble and colour your own fashion illustration using paper cut-outs of garments and accessories based on Costumes Parisiens.  Suitable for ages 6-11 years. Booking essential. See Book Workshops Here
Tuesday 11 - Friday 14 & Sunday 16 March 1-3pm
Join Members of the Maker Faire Community
Make your own badges based on patterns found in Costumes Parisiens with artist Niall de Buitlear. Free, no booking required 
Member’s Event - Friday 21 March - Sunday 23 March Fashion weekend in London
Our trip will include visits to Kensington Palace, The Museum of London, Victoria & Albert Museum, Leighton House Museum, 18 Stafford Terrace, Fashion & Textile Museum. Please click here for more information
Friday 28 March 1.10pmIn Focus Tour
Costumes from the Ulster Museum, Elise Taylor, Curator of Applied Arts, Ulster Museum, Belfast

Chester Beatty Library, 
Dublin Castle, 
Dublin 2.
Tel: (+353 1) 407 0750

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