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Virtual Session: Leaving Certificate Art History

You and your Leaving Cert Art Students can join Museum educators for a live online virtual session broadcast direct to your classroom.

This online virtual session will examine key artefacts from the Museum's collection that are part of the Leaving Certificate Art History specification. The development of art in Ireland will be examined from Neolithic to Medieval Ireland using high quality photography to examine artefacts, such as the 'Tara' Brooch and Ardagh Chalice, up close. When booking, please advise of topics that you would like to be covered as part of the session such as time period, artefacts, art styles, and themes.

Virtual session at a glance

Level: 5th and 6th Years
Format: Virtual online session
Duration: 40-45 minutes 
Capacity: One classroom per session 
Availability: Thursdays from 15th September 2022
Times: 10am and 11:30am
Booking: To enquire about booking this virtual session for your class please complete this enquiry form.

Please note:

  • This session will be facilitated via Microsoft Teams, and can be joined either by using the application or any web browser. 
  • This workshop is designed to be run from classrooms and is not currently bookable for pupils learning from home.
  • The teacher will remain in the room throughout the duration of the workshop.

Curriculum Links

History and Appreciation of Art

  • Section I
    Art in Ireland (From Prehistoric times to the present).
    This tour chronologically traces the development of art in Ireland through objects in the museum. The tour begins in Prehistoric Ireland, looking at relevent objects from the Neolithic and the Bronze Age gold collection, and then moves into The Treasury where La Téne objects from the Iron Age are looked at and Early Christian metalworking. 

  • Section III
    General Appreciation.
    This allows students to take inspiration from their every day visual experience and a visit to the museum can assist in this question by looking at the history and layout of the museum, its collections and to an extent, exhibition design and execution.   

 Learning Outcomes

  • Explore objects from the Museum in greater detail

  • ​Gain a greater understanding of the development of art in Ireland from the Neolithic up to the 12th century and learn more about the people who made and used these objects

  • Examine the different materials and techniques used to construct these objects 

Before your Virtual Session

Teachers and students can view the Leaving Certificate Art History presentation online that will be used as part of this session. This contains high quality imagery of key artefacts from the Museum's collection. There are also a number of other Museum resources, including exhibition pages, that will assist students studying Leaving Certificate Art History. 

Leaving Certificate Art History Presentation
Leaving Certificate Art History Resources 

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