The Ashmolean is delighted to announce the acquisition of one of the most important Pre-Raphaelite paintings remaining in private ownership – the celebrated portrait of John Ruskin by John Everett Millais.
The Museum celebrated all things China at its April LiveFriday. Visitors took part in a whole range of activities as well as hearing from world leading experts in a series of talks.
The Ashmolean is deeply saddened by the death of Rick Mather, Architect of the Museum's new building.
The Ashmolean Interactive Collection is a multi-touch electronic book presenting a selection of treasures from Britain’s first museum. The book is available for download on your iPad with iBooks, or on your computer with iTunes.
The TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund has awarded The Ashmolean Museum with a grant for the restoration of two candelabra, by the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778).
The Ashmolean announces that it has received a major collection of silver objects of the Renaissance and Baroque periods from the collector, the late Michael Wellby (1928–2012). The bequest includes nearly 500 objects of the greatest rarity.
The Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus by Édouard Manet will be off display from Wednesday 9th January on loan.