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Ashmolean Project Portal launched

The Ashmolean and TORCH invite applications from University members for creative project proposals linking research to the Museum's 2014-15 exhibition programme.

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Professor Christopher Brown awarded Freedom of the City

Professor Christopher Brown, Director of the Ashmolean Museum, has been awarded the Freedom of the City of Oxford.

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Ashmolean in longlist for Telegraph Family Friendly Award

The Ashmolean is delighted to have made the longlist for the 2014 Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award.

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Freedom of the City for Director, Professor Christopher Brown

Professor Christopher Brown, Director of the Ashmolean Museum, will be awarded the Freedom of the City of Oxford, to mark his retirement later this year.

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Exhibition Now Open: Joseph Beuys & Jörg Immendorff

Our new contemporary art exhibition 'Joseph Beuys & Jörg Immendorff: Art Belongs To The People!' is now open in Gallery 2. Admission is free.

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Manet portrait returns to the Ashmolean

Édouard Manet's Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus, saved for the public in 2012, has returned to the Ashmolean after a year-long tour of museums and galleries around the UK.

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Joseph Beuys & Jörg Immendorff: Art Belongs to the People!

The Ashmolean is delighted to announce the next exhibition in its new programme of post-war and contemporary art.

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Ashmolean wins Museum140 awards

The Ashmolean is delighted to have been awarded four awards by Museum140. The winners were voted for by museum visitors around the world.

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Ashmolean Wins DCMS/Wolfson Grant for New Gallery

DCMS announces Ashmolean Museum among winners of DCMS/Wolfson Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund award.

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Rembrandt portrait now on display

One of the finest portraits by Rembrandt van Rijn, Portrait of Catrina Hooghsaet, has been lent to the Ashmolean Museum. The picture is now on display in the Ashmolean’s European Art Gallery (Gallery 44).

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New Director of Ashmolean Museum appointed

The University of Oxford is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Alexander Sturgis as the new Director of the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. He will take up the appointment on 1 October 2014.

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Ashmolean acquires Francesco Guardi painting of Venice

The Ashmolean has acquired a painting of Venice by Francesco Guardi dated 1758. The acquisition has been made possible by the Arts Council England under the Acceptance in Lieu of Inheritance scheme, together with a generous grant from the Art Fund.

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