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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 sessions can be tailored to focus on Pre-Christian (c. 4,000BCE - 500 CE) or Insular Art (c.500 - 1100s)

Virtual session at a glance - Fully Booked

Level: 5th and 6th Years
Format: Virtual online session
Duration: 40-45 minutes 
Capacity: One classroom per session 
Availability: All tour slots for Autumn term 2024 available from August​ (date TBC)..
Times: 10am and 11:30am
Booking: To enquire about booking this free 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

The Visual Studies Framework

  • ​The framework is structured around six elements: Context, Artists and Artworks, Analysis, Art Elements and Design Principles, Media and Areas of Practice, Innovation and Invention. When studying a period/movement, these elements should be used to understand what occurred before the period/movement being focused on, the period/movement itself and any effects of the period/ movement on later ideas or artwork.

Visual Studies: Content Areas

  • Ireland and its place in the wider world: Guided tours can be tailored to focus on Pre-Christian (c. 4,000BCE - 500 CE) or Insular Art (c.500 - 1100s).

 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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