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Ashmolean Museum

Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

The famous Ashmolean Museum is the most important museum of art and archaeology in the heart of Britain, founded in 1683. It is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology showcasing an extraordinary collection ranging from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art. The museum is conveniently located in the heart of Oxford and captivates its visitors with a variety of services including exhibitions, high standard research material, event venues as well as exquisite dining amenities.

Collection

The Ashmolean’s collection is incredibly rich, representing most of the world’s great civilisations, with objects dating from 8000 BC to the present day. Among its treasures are the world’s greatest collection of Raphael drawings, the most important collection of Egyptian pre-Dynastic sculpture and ceramics outside Cairo, the only great Minoan collection in Britain, outstanding Anglo-Saxon treasures, and the foremost collection of modern Chinese painting in the Western world.

The Ashmolean is a teaching and research department of the University of Oxford. It produces research and publications of the highest standard in the academic fields of art history, history and archaeology. The Museum has always placed significant emphasis on education, not just serving as a resource for scholars but seeking to awaken a keen interest in all our visitors. With improved displays and new facilities, the new Ashmolean building will enable us to fulfill this role far more effectively than ever before.

Dining

The Ashmolean Museum additionally offers an exquisite Rooftop Restaurant as well as a Café. Enjoy fine European dining on the rooftop terrace, or take a break from exploring with fresh cakes and sandwiches in the cafe downstairs.

Shop

The Ashmolean Museum shop offers a selection of books, stationery as well as Souvenirs.

Shop online: https://shop.ashmolean.org/

Opening Hours:

Tuesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays: 10am – 5pm

Closed Mondays

Admission:

Admission is Free (admission to certain exhibitions may be charged)

 

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February 2017

Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France at Ashmolean Museum

February 10 - May 7
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
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In works by Matisse, Manet, Chagall, Renoir, Degas, Léger and Picasso, this ground-breaking exhibition tells one of the most compelling stories in the history of art – the rise of modernism. From 1800 to the mid-twentieth century, this story was played out in France, especially in Paris where international artists were drawn by salons and dealers, the creative exchange between poets and painters and the bohemian atmosphere of such places as Montmartre and Montparnasse. With over 100 works from a…

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March 2017

Collecting the Past at Ashmolean Museum

March 21 @ 10:00 am - October 22 @ 5:00 pm
Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2PH United Kingdom
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A range of Chinese paintings created by scholar-artists since the 18th century. These works represent the tradition of collecting the aesthetic taste and values of the Chinese literati who governed China for more than ten centuries.

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