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Ashmolean UEP, TORCH and Student Collaborations

The Project Portal offers collaborative opportunities through the Ashmolean Museum University Engagement Programme and the TORCH Knowledge Exchange Programme in order to strengthen existing ties between the Museum and the academic community. Students were invited to develop project ideas linking their research to the exhibition Bengal and Modernity: Early 20th Century Art In India exhibition (3 March – 1 June 2015). Two graduate and four undergraduate students responded with a range of projects designed to bring their courses, dissertations, extended papers and the exhibition to a wider audience.

Co-curated by Shailendra Bhandare (Assistant Keeper, Heberdeen Coin Room) and Mallica Kumbera Landrus (Teaching Curator, University Engagement Programme), the exhibition was supported with research assistance from Pandita Out-Wong (MSt, History Faculty & Wolfson College; Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies). The topic of the exhibition, discussed in courses taught in various departments, reflects on ideas of nationalism, identity and gender studies in early 20th century India.

Further details contact:
Mallica Kumbera Landrus

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Image: Jamini Roy (1887?1972), Lady in a Sari, c. 1950–1960. Tempera on card. © Lahiri Collection

20 March 2015

Art and Your Brain

Free public events at the Ashmolean For Brain Awareness Week 2015
TALK: Friday 20 March, 13.00-14.00
Dr Chrystalina Antoniades and Dr Jim Harris

‘The Brain in the Museum: using the Ashmolean for medical teaching and research’
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, Free admission

FAMILY ACTIVITIES: ‘Art and Your Brain’
Saturday 21 March, 10.00-16.00, Ashmolean Museum

19 March 2015


Ashmolean Graphic Arts Seminar: Prints, Cheap and Otherwise

Convenors: Dr Catherine Whistler and Dr Jim Harris
Thursday February 26th, 4.45pm

9 February 2015


Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 2:15pm to 3:30pm

9 February 2015

‘TORCH/UEP Collaboration in Humanities and Science Headline Series

This term the UEP will be holding object-handling sessions at the Ashmolean in association with each of the TORCH Humanities and Science lunchtime seminars.

Moving from the Radcliffe Humanities Building, we will continue to pursue each week’s topic in the Museum, using objects, prints and drawings to stimulate discussion and debate.’

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22 January 2015

UEP welcomes Oxford MBA class of 2014-15 to the Ashmolean

17 December 2014

UEP at the University of Wyoming

17 December 2014

MSc tour of Ashmolean Museum

26 November 2014


Another year and another great welcome from the Ashmolean

26 November 2014

Always Wear Gloves: teaching with objects at the Ashmolean

Oxford's first practical, interdisciplinary workshop on teaching with objects.
Friday November 14th, 10am - 1pm
Thursday November 27th, 10am - 1pm

Ashmolean Museum

For more information, please email or sign up at

17 October 2014

Transcultural Objects: Exchanges of Ideas and Identity, c. 1000-1800

History Faculty Research Seminar, Michaelmas 2014
Wednesdays, 1:30 pm

Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum

14 October 2014

Ashmolean Graphic Arts Seminar: Designs for Objects/Drawings of Objects

Convenors: Dr Catherine Whistler and Dr Jim Harris
Thursday 6 November, 4.45pm

The seminar meets at the front entrance to the Ashmolean at 4.45pm and the discussion starts at 5, finishing around 6.30pm.

9 October 2014

Thinking About the Brain: a public seminar

Thursday 20 November 2014, 5.30–8pm
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Open to all and free of charge

9 October 2014


The Art of Medicine project is back!

9 October 2014

Ashmolean Project Portal

16 July 2014

Pembroke at the Ashmolean

1 June 2014

Across Disciplines: Approaches to the ashmolean’s collections: Islamic Tiles

Meet at the St Giles Street entrance to the Ashmolean Museum.
Monday 26 May 2014, 5.00pm

21 May 2014


The Art of Chinese Tea

Headley Lecture Theatre
Tuesday 27 May, 2014 10.30am – 4.30pm.

21 May 2014


Emotion and Ageing in Art - Sessions for Psychiatrists at the Ashmolean, Oct 23rd, 29th & Nov 27th

13 August 2013

Material Memories: Exploring Objects in the Ashmolean

Jameel Centre, Ashmolean Museum
30 May, 2014 2.00pm.

21 May 2014


Putting the Nation and the World on Display: Museums, Multiculturalism, and Nations Unbound

Roots & Routes: Objects between cultures

Dr Mallica Kumbera Landrus, Teaching Curator is organising two tour and handling sessions to University of Oxford Students.

13 May 2014

Univ Arts Week – Visit to the Ashmolean

Visit the Univ Arts Week Facebook page to find out more.

12 May 2014

Cultural Heritage Graduate Class, Hilary Term 2014

23 January 2014

Brain Awareness Week 2014

17 March 2014