CELTIC ART AND CULTURES
The following is a list of topics that you may consider for
your exhibition. They are quite broad in their subject matter, so you
will want to focus, or narrow, the topic. More than one "curator" may
work on a topic since there is plenty of material and they, for the
most part, represent a broad chronological span. You are, of course,
encouraged to select a new, viable topic that will be discussed with
the Director of the Exhibition (Dr. Verkerk). Some of the topics will
overlap, but that means that you need to be aware of your fellow curators'
research and writing.
- Hallstatt Chariot Burials
- Salt and Sweat
- Gift Exchange
- Personal Adornment
- Female Druids
- Celts as Others Saw Them
- Celtic Coins
- Pictish Symbol Stones
- Irish High Crosses
- Irish Round Towers
WHAT A GOOD EXHIBIT WILL INCLUDE
Selection of art that will best represent your ideas. Here you are fortunate
that you do not have to pay insurance premiums, mollify Directors of Museums (
with the exception of the Director of the Exhibition (me), or arrange for
transportation. Although some of you will want a larger number of art works,
you should aim for a manageable number (8 - 10).
Comparanda. You may need supporting maps, diagrams, drawings, or works of
art to make your exhibit interesting, educational, and informative.
Catalogue entries. The catalgue entry should consist of the following items
at the top of the page:
2. Find spot, if known
5. Dimensions in metric
The body of the catalogue entry will include the following:
1. Description (brief) of the piece.
2. Discussion of its find spot context, if known.
3. Comparison to similar type of objects. How does this
particular piece fit into its "family" of objects? Is it unique, or does it
4. Patronage, if known (who or what type of person
would commission this art work.
5. Controversies in scholarship about this object.
The catalogue entry will include ALL the places where this piece was published.
Previous exhibition catalogues will be very helpful at this point. The bibliography
should be in chronological order, oldest to most recent. The entry will be
shortened since you will include a large bibliography in your comprehensive
For example: catalogue entry -- Elučre, p. 95.
essay bibliography -- C. Elučre, The Celts: First
Master of Europe, trans. D. Briggs (London: Thames and Hudson, 1992.
The following web sites are of limited, but still useful, information
about The Chicago Manual of Style and other dictionaries. Be sure to
consult the 14th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style, as the ultimate
authority (besides The Director of the Exhibition!).
- Sheehan Library:
Examples of the Chicago Manual of style.
- WWWebster Dictionary
- WebSter's Dictionary: An internet
program which will spell check URL documents.(What'll they think of next!)
The Writing Center is available to help you with your paper and is a valuable resource for you throughout your
academic career at UNC. The consultants are graduate students who have received
extensive training in the teaching of writing. Call 962-7710 for an appointment or just drop in. You can also e-mail your
writing questions and learn more about the Writing Center by
visiting their web site. Grammar hotline: 962-7710.