Future Exhibitions


Monkey Tales

14 Jun 2016 to 30 Oct 2016

To celebrate the Year of the Monkey in 2016 this special display showcases images of adventurous and mischievous monkeys in works on paper from Iran to Japan.

Gallery 29 | Admission Free

All Must Have Prizes 1750–1850

14 Jun 2016 to 16 Oct 2016

This display of medals and prizes from the mid-eighteenth century tell us about the ideals of personal and professional improvement through competition during the time in which they were made.

Gallery 7 | Admission Free

Storms, War and Shipwrecks: Treasures from the Sicilian Seas

21 Jun 2016 to 25 Sep 2016

Storms, War and Shipwrecks tells the extraordinary story of the island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean through the discoveries made by underwater archaeologists.

Galleries 58 – 61 | Ticketed | More Info

Alternative Views of the High Street

18 Jul 2016 to 30 Sep 2016

Made possible thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, this free display features artwork created by homeless people in Oxford, a film project, and a piece created by adults with learning difficulties

Education Centre Foyer | Admission Free

Liu Dan: New Landscapes and Old Masters

20 Oct 2016 to 26 Feb 2017

Liu Dan (b. 1953) is one of China’s leading artists, at the forefront of the generation of painters who have been working in radically new ways in the traditional medium of ink.

Gallery 11 | Admission Free

Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural

20 Oct 2016 to 15 Jan 2017

Showcasing over a hundred spectacular objects from Morocco to China, Power and Protection is the first major exhibition to explore the supernatural in the art of the Islamic world.

Galleries 58 – 61 | Ticketed