Kristine Rose Beers

Kristine Rose Beers, Towards an Archaeology of Islamic Bookbinding

Kristine Rose Beers is Senior Conservator at the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin. She specialises in the conservation of Islamic manuscript material, with particular interest in the importance of historic codicology to contemporary conservation solutions. Kristine was formerly the Assistant Keeper (Conservator of manuscripts and printed books) at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, and is an accredited member of ICON. Her essays include “It’s Not Easy Being Green: Aectroscopic Study of Green Pigments Used in Illuminated Manuscripts,” Analytical Methods (2013); “Conservation of the Turkish Collection at the Chester Beatty Library: A New Study of Turkish Book Construction,” Conservation and the Eastern Mediterranean (2010); and “The Conservation of a Seventeenth-century Persian Shahnama,” Edinburgh Conference Papers 2006 (2007). She has taught and lectured internationally, and is a regular tutor at the Montefiascone Project in Italy. Kristine is also a member of ICRI and a co-opted board member of The Islamic Manuscript Association.