Our Vision and Values

To be in every way the world’s greatest university museum of art and archaeology

  • Constantly questioning what we do and challenging ourselves to do better
  • Being intellectually ambitious and coherent
  • Ensuring the encounter of our audiences with our collections (both in the museum and online) is as inspiring, meaningful and rewarding as possible
  • Being a powerhouse of teaching and research
  • Making the most of our university and encouraging our university to make the most of us

Ashmolean Policies

For details of the Museum's policies, please click on the documents below:


Board of Visitors

  • Mr Bernard Taylor – Chairman
  • Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover
  • Professor Andrew Hamilton (Vice Chancellor)
  • Professor Anne Trefethen (Pro Vice-Chancellor)
  • Professor Michael Burden
  • Sir Mark Jones
  • Dr Peter Stewart
  • Professor Andrew Wilson
  • Professor Craig Clunas
  • Dr Paul Thompson
  • Assessor, Senior Proctor and Junior Proctor
  • Mr Chris Jones
  • Professor Shearer West
  • Dame Helen Ghosh


Departmental Affiliation - Antiquities

Annual Report 2008-10

For downloadable PDFs of the Annual Report for 2008-10 please follow the links below:


Previous Annual Reports