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Art and Architecture of Ireland is pleased to announce that the five volume publication Art and Architecture of Ireland is freely available to all schools on the Schools Broadband Network through

What is Art and Architecture of Ireland?

Art and Architecture of Ireland is an authoritative, fully illustrated account of art and architecture in Ireland from the early middle ages to the end of the twentieth-century. The five volumes explore all aspects of Irish art and architecture – from high crosses to installation art, from Georgian houses to illuminated manuscripts, from watercolours and sculptures to photography, oil paintings, video art and tapestries.

Visit here for more information on each of the five volumes and view an introductory video about this 1600-year history of Irish art and architecture visit.

The volumes cover: (i) Medieval  |  (ii) Painting | (iii) Sculpture | (iv) Architecture (v) Twentiety Century

Teaching activities - tied to the Irish curriculum: Teacher-written lesson ideas and activities to support Art and Architecture of Ireland at Junior Cert level. The activities cover each of the five volumes and reference the chapter and page number to make them really easy to use.

Art curriculum-tied lessons coming soon!


What is the Royal Irish Academy?

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh champions research and supports scholarship and promotes awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. It believes that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland. RIA website

What is JSTOR?

With more than a thousand academic journals and over one million images, letters, and other primary sources, JSTOR is one of the world's most trusted sources for academic content.

JSTOR's Ireland Collection is free to all schools on the Schools Broadband Network.



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