Celts: art and identity
02 October 2015
Celts: art and identity begins on 24th September 2015 and continues until 31st January 2016 at the British Museum. This exhibition is brought in partnership with the National Museum of Scotland and is one of the first exhibitions to explore the full history of Celtic art and identity. The exhibition begins from 2,500 years ago right up to the modern day where it examines Celtic influences across Britain, Europe and further.
There are some stunning objects to be seen in this exhibition including the Waterloo helmet and Battersea shield rom the Iron Ages. As quoted by the Guardian ‘a stupendous display of Celtic art’, awarding the exhibition with five stars.
In light of the exhibition, the Great Court Restaurant is serving a Celtic inspired menu with some truly delicious and wholesome dishes including wild boar & thyme sausage served with parsnips, swede & celeriac, red onions and apple gravy. To finish, you have to try the Irish bread & butter pudding with caramel whiskey sauce.
Image credit for Battersea shield:
The Battersea shield. Iron Age, c. 350–50 BC. Found in the River Thames, London, England.
© The Trustees of the British Museum.