Imagining the Divine

Art and the Rise of World Religions

Exploring Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism, this major exhibition will be the first to look at the art of the five world religions as they spread across continents in the first millennium AD.

On display will be remarkable objects created when the iconography of each religion was still being developed. Art and imagery were central to the spread of these systems of belief, and the visual identity of each religion was formed by encounters and interactions between different faiths and other traditions.

This exhibition will bring to light brand new research from a major project conducted in partnership between the British Museum and University of Oxford, generously funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Follow this link to find out more about the Empires of Faith project.

Visiting & Tickets

Timed tickets will be in operation.

Full Price Ticket with Gift Aid Donation £11 (£10 for a Standard Full Price Ticket)

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Entry is FREE for children under 12 years, University of Oxford students and Members of the Ashmolean.

Tickets are discounted at 50% for children aged 12–17 years and Art Fund Members.

Concession tickets are available for senior citizens, students, those who are unemployed, and University of Oxford staff & alumni.

Opening Dates and Times

Exhibition Dates 19 October 2017 – 18 February 2018

Opening Times Opening Times 10am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday, and Bank Holidays

  We are closed on Mondays