Win tickets to Celts: art and identity at the British Museum
This is the first major exhibition to examine the full history of Celtic art and identity, and is organised in partnership between the British Museum and National Museums Scotland. The story unfolds over 2,500 years, from the first recorded mention of ‘Celts’ to an exploration of contemporary Celtic influences. Discover how this identity has been revived and reinvented over the centuries, across Britain, Europe and beyond.
Around 500 BC, the peoples first referred to as Celts lived across much of northern Europe. They made objects decorated with intricate patterns and fantastic animals, rich with hidden meanings, which were used for feasting, religious ceremonies, adornment and warfare. Over time, their distinctive abstract art style transformed and took on new influences, through Roman conquest, the spread of Christianity, shifting national politics, right up to the present.
Many objects in the exhibition provide clues to and raise questions about Celtic identity. From the depths of the River Thames come magnificent Iron Age treasures such as the Waterloo helmet and Battersea shield. Roman jewellery, early medieval manuscripts and crosses, a Liberty tea set and even a modern football shirt tell a constantly evolving British and Irish story. Major loans, such as the spectacular Gundestrup cauldron, reveal profound cultural connections with Europe.
Celts: art and identity
Opens 24 September 2015
Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DG
Exhibition supported by:
In memory of Melvin R Seiden
Sheila M Streek
Stephen and Julie Fitzgerald
Fund for the Future donors
Sunday, 4 October 2015 - 11:59pm
To win 1 of 5 pairs of tickets to Celts: art and identity at the British Museum exhibition; simply answer the question below:-
Jeremy Hards, Megan Kinsey, Sian Pugh, Jean Spencer and Edina Lengyel
Tickets are valid until 31 January 2016. Tickets are subject to availability, non-transferrable, not for resale and no cash alternative will be offered.