Museum Tour and Drawing Workshop

Event Type

Visit to Classical Museum, University College Dublin

Event Details

February 2, 2024 11:00 AM

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Tour of Museum, 11-11.45 am. Admission free, booking required. Drawing Workshop, 12 noon-1.30 pm, tickets €15

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About the event

Guided tour of the Classical Museum with Museum Curator, Dr Joanna Day, 11-11.30 pm.
Admission free, early booking recommended as places are limited.

Click here to book tickets for the tour only, no drawing workshop

The Classical Museum in UCD holds the largest collection of Classical antiquities on display in Ireland. The collection was started early in the twentieth century by Professor Henry Browne and has been added to through donations and loans over the past century. Artefacts include Roman and Greek coins, magnificent Greek pottery ranging from the Neolithic period to the first century BC, glass, jewellery, inscriptions and funerary sculpture, Cypriot ceramics and a small Egyptian collection. Thematic exhibitions change regularly.

Drawing Workshop

ClassicsNow is offering a rare chance to look at this fascinating collection of artefacts up close and to respond creatively through your own artwork. Our highly popular drawing workshop will be facilitated by multi-talented and inspiring visual artist and teacher, Genevieve Harden. She is keen to invite those with little or no previous art experience.

Paper, pencils and erasers will be provided.
From 12 noon -1.30 pm. Booking is required and spaces are limited. Workshop fee: €15.

Classical Museum,
School of Classics
K216 Newman Building
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4


Genevieve Harden

Genevieve Harden is a socially engaged artist. Her practice encompasses exhibitions, installation, video, painting, performance and public commissions, often in educational and community settings. Her current work explores connections and tensions between past and present, responding to letters written in 1916, through a collaborative process. She is a qualified Art and Design teacher and has a Masters in Socially Engaged Practice and in Further, Adult and Community Education. Questions of cultural identity and belonging to place triggered her initial investigations into combining art and history.

Dr Joanna Day is Curator of the Classical Museum, University College Dublin and Assistant Professor in Greek Archaeology. From 2009-2010 she was Visiting Scholar in the Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Previously she was Teaching and Research Fellow in Classics, University of Galway, and Lecturer in Greek Archaeology, Trinity College Dublin. She was co-curator with Pádraic Moore of the exhibition, ‘The Museum of Ancient History’, commissioning artists Dorothy Cross, Michelle Doyle, Aleana Egan, Patrick Hough, Richard Proffitt and Charlotte Weise to make work in response to the ancient world. Their new pieces were installed alongside the artefacts in the Museum’s collection and seen during ClassicsNow 2022.

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