Clay Through the Ages – Introductory Videos for Teachers

The pack starts with a short introduction video to the Three Muses, the Digital Teachers pack and some fun facts about clay.

The second and third videos are instructional videos showing you how to make slip in your classroom, and then to score clay and add slip to attach two pieces of wet clay together so that they are completely bonded when the clay dries. 

The instructional videos are designed to be watched before beginning any of the lessons, as these will help you to prepare what you need before starting!

Instructional Videos

Clay Through the Ages Lesson Plan 4: A Mexican Tree of Life sculpture from Limerick City Gallery of Art

Clay Through the Ages Lesson Plan 2: An Ancient Greek wedding vase from the Hunt Museum

Clay Through the Ages Lesson Plan 1: A Bronze Age food vessel from the Hunt Museum

The Three Muses Clay Through the Ages Archeology game

Use your archeological skills to put the broken food vessel back together as quickly as possible!

Three Muses Clay Through the Ages Archeology game

Making Ink – ARMA

ARMA – Making Ink: Suitable for 4th – 6th Class

Primary School Arma Educational Resources

Medieval Manuscripts provide scholars and historians with insights into society and culture during the Middle Ages. They are also of interest to scientists, as they provide evidence of how different coloured inks and dyes were created using materials found in nature. Under this theme, primary school pupils will have the opportunity to experiment with pigments from natural materials inspired by those used in Medieval Manuscripts. The first video will introduce pupils to ink making in the Medieval period, recipes to achieve different colours, and the level of creativity and ingenuity required to make such inks. The second video provides tutorials on how to make ink from foraged and natural materials found in your nearby area.

Click here for ARMA Reading Aloud resource.

Click here for ARMA Calligraphy programme.

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Making Medieval Manuscripts – ARMA

Medieval illuminated manuscripts are hand-written books with pages made from animal skins,adorned with hand painted designs and precious metals. They are some of the most beautiful artifacts that remain from the period. The process of their creation tells us about scribal and artistic practices of the Medieval period. In this programme, post primary students will explore this process through a variety of resources created as part of the Art of Reading in the Middle Ages project for Europeana, including video-based resources, blogs, galleries and workbooks.

Click here for ARMA Reading in the Middle Ages.

Click here for ARMA Graphic Design Education Programme.


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Graphic Design – ARMA

Illuminated manuscripts in the Middle Ages can be viewed as objects of innovative graphic design featuring decorative fonts and images to engage readers. The term ‘design’ was not used in the same way during the Middle Ages. However, it speaks to the craftsmanship and ingenuity of the manuscripts in the Middle Ages. They were more than just books for writing in. The illuminators created elaborate fonts and artworks consisting of diverse shapes and sizes and examining these can inspire contemporary design. In this programme, post primary students will use medieval manuscripts, including fonts and imagery, as inspiration for their own graphic design projects.

Click here for ARMA Reading in the Middle Ages.

Click here for ARMA Making Medieval Manuscripts.

Virtual Museums Workshop

Discover art and objects in our new Virtual Museum Workshops for schools. Participants explore and interact with virtual galleries filled with 3D objects and images from the Hunt Museum. Participants practice analytic, creative and digital skills while they work together to create their own virtual exhibition and discover the role of the museum to educate and inspire.

This workshop takes place on the free online platform Mozilla Hubs and requires no software downloads or sign up. To participate you’ll need a device (mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop PC) and a strong WIFI connection.

This workshop links to our layout and design online resource as it demonstrates new initiatives to make collections accessible whilst also providing new means of experiencing art. Students will have the opportunity to ask discuss and ask questions about topics related to todays world section of the leaving certificate art syllabus.

Not sure what this is all about? Read our Frequently Asked Questions here:

This workshop includes a Q & A session with a member of staff from the Hunt Museum

Cost : 35 euro


For further information, and to book a Virtual Museum Workshop for your school or group, please contact:

Vikings Online – Junior Cycle

Viking Post Primary Online Programme – This digital programme will teach Post Primary Junior Cycle students all about the Vikings. 

Through short animations, a virtual handling session, and a printable workbook (featuring art activities and research topics) students will gain a greater understanding of Viking culture and their impact on Ireland. Students will use both replica and authentic Viking artefacts from the Hunt Museum Permanent Collection as a means to learn more about their lives.

Visual Art:

  • Strand – Art (Element: Critical and visual language, 1.1, 1.2 ; Element: Visual Culture and Appreciation, 1.8)


  • Strand – Developing Historical Consciousness – History of Ireland


  • Strand – Exploring People, Places, and Change

Exhibition Layout and Design Online

This Exhibition Layout and Design Online programme will introduce students to the philosophy behind the layout and design of the Hunt Museum’s Permanent Collection. On this page, you will find a series of video-based tours, aimed at Senior Cycle Visual Art students, and PDF revision notes.

Download all revision notes

Click here to find out more about The Exhibition Layout and Design Tour.

Virtual Museum Workshop

Looking to enhance your students’ experience? Upgrade with our Layout and Design package.

  • Virtual museum workshop for €35 per class
    Students will:
    Interact with virtual galleries & 3D objects from the Hunt Museum
    Use analytic, creative, and digital skills
  • Q&A with a museum professional €25 per class
    Students will:
    Have their questions about the Hunt Museum Layout & Design answered by professionals

Visual Art: Section III: General Appreciation of Art “Visiting a Museum or Gallery” written question.


Image Bank for Teachers

We have four series of images available for download: The Captains Room; Early Christian Ireland; Prehistoric Ireland; and Treasury.