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Three Muses Activity Pack

We are delighted to bring you The Three Muses Activity Pack, a learning resource inspired by the collections of The Hunt Museum, Limerick Museum and Limerick City Gallery of Art. It is bursting with open-ended, creative activities which support Visual Art, History and English curricula, and comes in a full colour version for [...]

Three Muses Activity Pack2020-04-06T16:45:14+01:00

Understated Elegance In A Coconut Shell

SILVER-MOUNTED COCONUT SHELL DISH This little beauty often goes unnoticed. It sits shyly towards the bottom of a display cabinet where some more ostentatious companions flaunt their charms. Often passed over by visitors, this dish is a high quality piece of craftsmanship made from precious and uncommon materials.  It is an excellent example of [...]

Understated Elegance In A Coconut Shell2020-03-04T09:42:25+00:00

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 [...]

Limerick’s Three Muses inspire local schoolchildren2020-03-02T16:48:14+00:00

HUNT MUSEUM DOCENT BLOG SERIES – A DIVINE MAKEOVER

Keywords: Egyptian, Roman, Goddess, Gods, Horus, Isis, Greek, Greco-Roman, Hellenisation, symbolism,breastfeeding, kingship, Alexandria.   By Grace Cantillon 3 minutes to read Figure 1 - Carving of Isis Suckling Horus, Hunt Museum, HCM 102 Copyright: Public Domain When the Greeks, under Alexander the Great, conquered Egypt in 330 BC, they embraced the [...]

HUNT MUSEUM DOCENT BLOG SERIES – A DIVINE MAKEOVER2019-05-13T12:08:22+01:00

HUNT MUSEUM DOCENT BLOG SERIES – BEAUFORT TAPESTRY

By Catherine Woods, Hunt Museum, 3 minutes to read Key words: Tapestries, fragment, medieval europe, Avignon, pope, papal city Beaufort, Turenne and Comminges Tapestry Fragment, Hunt Museum, HCL 017 Copyright: Public Domain On first viewing, you may not be particularly impressed by the Beaufort Tapestry fragment. It is after [...]

HUNT MUSEUM DOCENT BLOG SERIES – BEAUFORT TAPESTRY2019-04-01T15:04:59+01:00

HUNT MUSEUM DOCENT BLOG SERIES – Tea with the Hare

By Dolores McBurnie, Hunt Museum Docent, 2 minutes to read Keywords: Hare, March Hare, symbolism, Ming, porcelain, tea ceremony, Japanese, Zen, longevity, immortality, Taoism Fig. 1      Sweetmeat Dish in the form of a Hare.    Item Code MG 116 B       Public Domain, click here for object link Fig 2       [...]

HUNT MUSEUM DOCENT BLOG SERIES – Tea with the Hare2019-03-11T15:44:21+00:00

HUNT MUSEUM DOCENT BLOG SERIES – THOTH – BABOON AND IBIS GOD OF THE MOON

By Brid Frawley, Hunt Museum, 4 minutes to read Keywords: Thoth, Ibis, God of the Moon, Baboon, Ancient Egypt, Seshat, Afterlife, Gods, Goddesses Figure 1: Thoout, Thoth Deux fois Grand, le Second Hermés, N372.2A, Brooklyn Museum, Egyptian art in the Brooklyn Museum Panthéon égyptien by Jean-François Champollion, Drawings of Thoth The Hunt Museum has [...]

HUNT MUSEUM DOCENT BLOG SERIES – THOTH – BABOON AND IBIS GOD OF THE MOON2019-01-07T14:48:33+00:00

Hunt Museum Docent Blog Series – THE ANGEL WITH THE BROKEN WING

by Grace Cantillon, Hunt Museum 3 minutes to read Keywords: Angel, Stained Glass, Medieval There are over 40 angels in the Hunt Museum Collection. This one, in medieval stained glass, is distinctive in several ways. He is the only angel with a broken wing; he is playing an ancient trumpet, and he is looking wistfully downwards at a scene [...]

Hunt Museum Docent Blog Series – THE ANGEL WITH THE BROKEN WING2018-12-05T14:50:50+00:00

Hunt Museum Docent Blog Series – MEDIEVAL IRISH DRINKING VESSELS

by Geraldine Burke, Hunt Museum 3 minutes to read Keywords: Liam MacCarthy Cup, Methers, Loving Cup, Drinking Vessels, Food Storage Methers - Item Codes HCM 221-5 – The Hunt Museum Collection, Limerick, Ireland This fine group is the Hunt Museum's entire holding of methers and is representative of the range of forms and [...]

Hunt Museum Docent Blog Series – MEDIEVAL IRISH DRINKING VESSELS2019-02-11T11:12:04+00:00

Hunt Museum Docent Blog Series – Momento Mori – Pomander skull

Alas, poor Yorick! Reminders of mortality and sensory overload - skulls and perfume Authors: Jean Tierney & Jill Cousins                                                                      [...]

Hunt Museum Docent Blog Series – Momento Mori – Pomander skull2018-11-23T11:46:54+00:00

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