Limerick’s Three Muses inspire local schoolchildren

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Limerick’s Three Muses inspire local schoolchildren

Schoolchildren across Limerick have been discovering the city’s art collections through a new education initiative between The Hunt Museum, Limerick Museum and Limerick City Gallery of Art.

The Three Muses: exploring art and identity is a workshop programme for primary school pupils from Third to Fifth Class. It focuses on modern and contemporary visual art and artefacts from the three collections and includes a museum visit to one of the three museums.

During the workshops, pupils have been encountering objects and artworks from the three collections side-by-side, encouraging creative juxtapositions and discussions.

But this isn’t all about teaching reverence and respect for Limerick’s fine museums – school groups have been putting their own stamp on these collections through storytelling and artmaking. Adam Stoneman, the project coordinator, said: “Through inventing stories and creating art with printing and collage children are literally cutting up and reinterpreting Limerick’s cultural heritage to create something new. It’s very liberating and gives them a sense of ownership. The results have been fantastic.”


Úna McCarthy, Director and Curator at Limerick City Gallery of Art, said: “It gives younger children the confidence to come in and say ‘This is our space’ and hopefully that will trickle into the family and into other classes so it enriches the whole school not just the individual child.”

To find out more click here or call 061 490081.

The Three Muses programme is supported by Limerick City and County Council and Friends of the Hunt Museum. Kindly sponsored by Affinity Credit Union, Unity Credit Union and Local Link.


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