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13 June – 11 August 2013

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25 May – 18 August 2013

Exhibitions: Stradivarius

Visiting

This summer, the Ashmolean will open a special exhibition celebrating the life and work of Antonio Stradivari. For the first time ever in the UK, the Ashmolean will bring together 21 of Stradivari’s most important, well-preserved instruments to showcase the brilliance of his craft, including 11 works from his Golden Period.

Dr Jon Whiteley, Senior Assistant Keeper of Western Art and Curator of the exhibition, says: "The Ashmolean is thrilled and honoured to be holding this exhibition, and we are extremely grateful to the institutions and private owners who have generously lent their instruments. To bring together so many rare and important violins – by the greatest maker of all time – is an extraordinary event and one which I hope our many visitors will enjoy."

From Sunday 4 August tickets will be bookable in one hour time slots

Tickets: £6 full price
  £4 concessions
  Under-18s free
Book now

Audio guide £3
This features existing recordings of some of the instruments on display.

Until 11 August, joint tickets for both the Stradivarius and Master Drawings exhibitions will be available.

From Sunday 4 August tickets will be bookable in one hour time slots

Tickets: £9 full price
  £6 concessions
  Under-18s free
Book now (Tickets now available through Tickets Office)
Venue: Special exhibition galleries 57, 59 & 60 (Third Floor)

Floorplan [pdf]

The Stradivarius exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with stunning images by Tucker Densley (£60) available from the Ashmolean Shop. An exhibition guide is available for £5.

Please Note: The Museum is closed on Mondays