History of the Celts in 20 Objects Study Day

Saturday 21 April, Australian School of Celtic Learning, www.celticlearning.com.au

The Celts are defined linguistically, and yet we are able to associate a vast collection of objects, decorative and utilitarian, with Celtic culture over more than two millennia.  An attempt to define the history of the Celts through such a small sample as twenty objects is doomed to failure.  Rather, this study day seeks to touch on some of the more intriguing aspects of Celtic culture though the objects that are associated with it.  In examining our twenty objects, we will also glance quickly at some additional objects that did not make the cut.  We will talk about what makes an object Celtic, what is special about each object, and how it represents a particular aspect of Celtic culture.  Each object will be illustrated with a range of photographs.

9.30-11.00 – metalwork
11.30-1.00 – stone sculpture
1.30-3.00 – manuscripts
3.30-5.00 – other objects

Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts, 280 Pitt Street, Sydney

AU$95 full fee     $65 student/unwaged
includes morning and afternoon teas, light lunch and booklet
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