Hong Kong Event for Alumni and Friends "An Illustrated talk on the life of The Great Book of Ireland"
Fireside chat at the Hong Kong University Foundation Chamber - "An Illustrated talk on the life of The Great Book of Ireland"
with Dr Jean van Sinderen-Law and John Fitzgerald, University College Cork
Introduction by Professor Juilia Kuehn, Faculty of Arts, Hong Kong University
Date: Wednesday, 31 January, 2018
Time: 7.00pm - 8.30pm (preceded by a Cheese & Wine Reception at 6.45pm)
Venue: Foundation Chamber, Hung Hing Ying Building, HKU
About The Great Book of Ireland
"Book of Kells of the second millenium" - Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland
The Great Book of Ireland, Leabhar Mór na hÉireann, is an extraordinary modern vellum manuscript in a single volume which comprises the original work of 120 artists, 140 poets and nine composers. Produced in Dublin between 1989 and 1991, it has been acquired by University College Cork to be preserved in posterity on behalf of the Irish people. Artists, poets, and composers were asked to contribute in their own medium what they believed represented their hopes, fears, dreams, or imaginings in the Ireland of that particular time, and which would have resonance in a thousand years - as the longevity of vellum allows. Each page of The Great Book is a unique artefact in itself, often multi-layered or palimpsestial in nature. The whole “united” in design by the work of the scribe, Denis Brown.