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Find out about the Greeks by stamping your own Dekadrachma coin. Learn about 3D digitisation and conservation from experts working on Apollo, the Classical god of light, poetry, music, healing and prophecy and his Magi friend, Balthasar. Be a migrant object in a role play tour of the museum and learn how our heritage is a result of two-way migration of people and things. Each event has different times and costs.

Find below information about each event taking place, and details about all dates, times, and locations.

Get Hands On 

Prologue Room, Hunt Museum

17th – 25th August

Monday – Saturday: 12pm – 2pm

Sunday: 2pm – 4pm

Handle objects from the Neolithic and Bronze Age period in our Collection, as well as the replicas from our Loan Boxes.

Free with admission.

 

Stamp a Dekadrachma

Outside the Hunt Café

17 August, 11am – 4pm

18 August, 2pm – 4pm

22 August, 2pm – 7:30pm

24 August, 11am – 4:30pm

Find out about the Greeks by making your own Dekadrachma coin. Learn about the history of the coin make your own to take away. The Dekadrachma of Syracuse is from the late 5th or 4th century BC. The ten-drachma coin is a special minting possibly celebrating the victory of the Syracusans over the Athenians in 413BC or over the Carthaginians in 405BC.

€3 per coin.

 

Gods & Magi: Conserved & Digitised

Captains’ Room, Hunt Museum

Digitisation on view: 19 -23 August, 11am – 4:30pm

Conservation on view: 21-23 August, 10am – 5pm

Conservation lecture: 23 August, 1-2pm

Want to find out how wooden objects get conserved? Want to know more about digitisation processes and techniques for heritage objects? Come, see and ask your questions during our digitisation and conservation of Apollo & Balthazar. Craving even more detail?

Come to our Friday, August 23rd, 1pm lunchtime talk from our conservator, Sven Habermann from Conservation|Letterfrack, on the conservation and care of wooden museum objects.

Free with admission.

 

Dodecahedron Migration Game

Starts at reception, throughout museum 

August 19th – 23rd, 11am – 4:30pm

Choose your own migration adventure role-play game. We have selected objects related to people, migration, the movement of ideas and the paths of technological advances throughout history and geography. You will travel back and forth through time as well as through the Museum.

Different difficulty levels available, approx. 30-60min play time.

Free with admission