On the 5th December the Minister for Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, TD formally launched the Chester Beatty’s new website. As our followers will know, we have been celebrating the 50th anniversary of Beatty’s extraordinary gift to the nation with a programme of events throughout 2018. The unveiling of the new website was the exciting finale of the year.
For the first time 10% of the extraordinary collections are now available to view digitally online. This is a significant event in the history of the museum, as it now allows visitors to the site to experience the breadth and diversity of the Chester Beatty collections, all now available on open access.
The Conservation blog is an integral part of the new website and from today can be found here. We will post our first blog from this new platform later today. We plan to archive all our past blogs on the new site in January, but sadly for now this will be our last blog posting from this site.
The Conservation Team would like to wish all of our followers a very Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year. Thank you for all your support and we do hope you’ll continue to track our activities and adventures on the new Chester Beatty website in 2019.