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Chester Beatty Library Members' Travel programme 

East meets West: Members’ trip to Leiden & Amsterdam 

In late summer or early autumn 2015 we are planning a very special ‘behind the scenes’ visit to the Restorient 
Studio, and while in Leiden we will visit some other interesting sights including theVolkenkunde Museum of Ethnology and Japan Museum SieboldHuis. Basing ourselves in nearby Amsterdam we will enjoy visits to the Maritime Museum, Van Gogh Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam and the newly re-opened Rijksmuseum, to explore the contact between Japan and the Netherlands in the 17th century, and in more recent times. 



***Our membership programme has been extremely popular and is currently fully subscribed. If you would like to add your name to the waiting list please contact

For further information please contact Mary Dowling on (01) 407 0759