Kristine Rose-Beers ACR is Head of Conservation at the Chester Beatty in Dublin, Ireland, and an accredited member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON). She graduated from the Conservation programme at Camberwell College of Arts in 2002. Kristine’s research interests include the conservation of Islamic manuscript material, early binding structures, and the use of pigments and dyes in medieval manuscripts. Recent publications include: ‘Indo-Persian Histories from the Object Out: The St Andrews Qur’an Manuscript between Timurid, Safavid, Mughal, and Deccani Worlds,’ in Iran and the Deccan: Persianate Art, Culture, and Talent in Circulation, 1400–1700, edited by Keelan Overton, 2020; and ‘Investigating the Palette of the Ruzbihan Qur’an,’ in Lapis and Gold: Exploring Chester Beatty’s Ruzbihan Qur’an, by Elaine Wright, 2018. The rebinding of the 16th century Ruzbihan Qur’an was facilitated thanks to a generous grant from The Barakat Trust in 2017.
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Over 30 years of experience in the public and voluntary sector, supporting a wide range of voluntary organisations and groups to achieve future sustainability. 20 years of consultancy advice related to organisational and strategic development of charities and social enterprises, enabling them to achieve their full potential through engagement, facilitation and strategic planning as well as a focus on change and transformation management. Mick is a Full Certificated Member MInstF (Cert) of the professional body, the Institute of Fundraising, Member of the Consultants for Good network and Lloyds Bank Foundation consultant. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Professional Diploma in Management from the Open University Business School, UK.