Courses and Workshops
Take a course in art appreciation, learn more in specialist study days, and visit some of the Museum's Study Rooms to see items not currently on display.
Our Autumn 2013 workshops are now fully booked. Spring 2014 courses will be publicized on the website, and in our What's On leaflet, in December 2013.
Our Autumn 2013 courses are now fully booked. Spring 2014 courses will be publicized on the website, and in our What's On leaflet, in December 2013.
Study Room Visits
The Ashmolean is home to over 1 million remarkable objects and works of art – only a fraction of which can go on display at any one time. The Museum’s study rooms are open to visitors throughout the week to see works not currently on display, but why not try one of these special sessions to introduce you to the departmental study rooms?
Free, but booking is essential. Booking will open in January 2014.
What is a Print?
With Angelamaria Aceto, Print Room Supervisor
Wednesday 12 February, 3.45–4.45pm
Explore the ways printed images were created by looking at original copperplates and woodblocks alongside prints by various Old Masters, including Dürer and Rembrandt.
Visions of Mughal India
With Denise Derbyshire, Gallery Lecturer
Thursday 20 February, 11.30am, 1.45pm & 3.15pm
A small selection of paintings from the superb private collection of Howard Hodgkin (exhibited at the Ashmolean in 2012) will be displayed and discussed in the Jameel Centre Study Room, offering the opportunity to look back at the selection in some detail whilst placing the paintings in context.
John Sell Cotman and the Norwich School
With Katherine Wodehouse, former Print Room Assistant
Tuesday 11 March, 3.45–4.45pm
Look at the Western Art Print Room’s collection of watercolours, drawings and prints by nineteenth century landscape.
Special Study Day
Kitsugi: From Gold to New
With Japanese Lacquer Craftsmen
Friday 24 January, 10.30am–4pm
Kitsugi is the repair of cracked or chipped ceramics and glassware using Japanese lacquer and powdered gold. Such is the skill of Kitsugi, that it is said that a repaired item can have a greater value than it had before it was broken. Learn about this intricate craft in two sessions:
Morning lecture and demonstration: 10.30am–12pm
Booking essential, £4 full price/£3 concessions. Booking opens January 2014 at Tickets Oxford.
Afternoon demonstration & practical workshop: 1–4pm
You are invited to bring a broken ceramic to repair.
Booking essential, £30 full price/£25 concessions. Booking opens January 2014 at Tickets Oxford.
How to book for Ashmolean events
Tickets can now be booked through ‘Tickets Oxford’ at the Oxford Playhouse.
There are 3 ways to book:
1. Online www.oxfordplayhouse.com/ticketsoxford
2. Phone Box Office: 01865 305 305
3. In person at the Box Office Box Office at the Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford (directly opposite the Ashmolean)
Transaction fee: Tickets Oxford charge a small fee of 75p per transaction for charging events. There is no transaction fee for booking free events.
For further enquiries, please contact the Education Department on +44 (0)1865 278 015