Museum Visit and Drawing Workshop

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Live events at Classical Museum, University College Dublin


Tour of Museum, 2-3 pm. Admission free, booking required.

January 21, 2022 8:15 PM



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Drawing Workshop, 3.30-5 pm, tickets €15

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Museum Visit and Drawing Workshop

About the event

Guided tour of the Classical Museum with Museum Curator, Dr Jo Day.

2-3 pm. Admission free, booking required.

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 from the Neolithic period to the first century BC, glass, jewellery, inscriptions, funerary sculpture, Cypriot ceramics and a small Egyptian collection.

Adding another layer, the current temporary exhibition features work by artists Dorothy Cross, Michelle Doyle, Aleana Egan, Patrick Hough, Richard Proffitt and Charlotte Weise. It is curated by Jo Day and Pádraic E. Moore.

Click here to book tickets for tour only.

Drawing Workshop

Classics Now is offering a rare chance to look at this fascinating collection of artefacts up close and to respond creatively through your own artwork.
The drawing workshop will be facilitated by multi-talented visual artist and teacher, Genevieve Harden, who is keen to invite those with little or no previous art experience.
Paper, pencils and erasers will be provided.

From 3.30-5 pm. Booking is required and spaces are limited. Workshop fee: €15.

Click here to book combined tour and drawing workshop tickets

For more about the Museum click here

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


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 Further Adult and Community Education. Questions of cultural identity and belonging to place triggered her initial investigation into marrying art and history.

Festival Partners

Literature IrelandInstituto Italiano di Cultura DublinoThe Classical Teachers Association of IrelandThe Classical Association of IrelandThe Classical Association of Northern IrelandAdvocating Classics EducationIrish Institute of Hellenic Studies at AthensMaynooth UniversityTrinity College DublinInstituto Italiano di Cultura Dublino

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