News items for 2012
On Thursday 6 September the Ashmolean is delighted to welcome the Oshu Kanatsu-Ryu Dance Troupe to the Museum for its first UK performance.
Following an 8 month campaign and with donations from hundreds of members of the public, the Ashmolean Museum has succeeded in raising £7.83 million to acquire Edouard Manet’s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus and keep it in the United Kingdom.
The Ashmolean Museum has reached the final week of its major campaign to save Edouard Manet’s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus for the public.
The Ashmolean Museum is pleased to be one of the latest collections to join the ‘Your Paintings’ website.
On Friday 18 May, the University of Oxford’s four Museums have joined forces to create a series of spectacular late night events as part of the Museums at Night 2012.
The Heritage Lottery Fund Gives Lead Support To The Ashmolean's Campaign To Save Manet's Portrait Of Mademoiselle Claus
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced its lead support of the Ashmolean Museum’s campaign to save Edouard Manet’s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus, 1868, for the public with a major grant of £5.9 million.
Listen to Dr Christopher Brown CBE, Director of the Ashmolean Museum, In Conversation with Dr Rogers on Tuesday 8th May in the Ashmolean’s Headley Lecture Theatre from 4.30 – 6pm.
Professor Nasser D. Khalili Donates Important Textile From The Prophet Muhammad's Tomb To The Ashmolean Museum
Professor Nasser D. Khalili has presented the Ashmolean with an exceptional embroidered sitarah (curtain) made for the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina.
On Saturday 21 April, 11am - 12pm, listen to the artist and collector, Howard Hodgkin in conversation with Rana Mitter, Presenter of BBC Radio 3’s Nightwaves.
The Ashmolean, one of the world’s leading University museums, has received a grant of $1.1million (£708,000) from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Ashmolean Museum wins prize for Education and Awareness in the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2012
On 20 March The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2012 awarded the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, a prize for Education and Awareness.
Help us to save Manet’s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus for the public. Show your support for our campaign today by signing our petition with a message of support.
The Ashmolean Museum is mounting a campaign to save Edouard Manet’s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus, 1868, for the nation.
The Barlow Collection Of Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes and Jades Goes On Display At The Ashmolean Museum
From Wednesday 15 February visitors to the Ashmolean Museum will have the opportunity to see the Barlow Collection of Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes and Jades.
The Ashmolean recently received a substantial grant from the Leon Levy Foundation in support of the Museum’s Restoring the Past Gallery.
From Tuesday 24 January visitors to the Ashmolean Museum will have the rare opportunity to see the only privately-owned painting by Johannes Vermeer (1632–75).
Ashmolean Receives An Award From The DCMS/Wolfson Foundation To Restore An Iconic Gallery in Britain's Oldest Museum
The Ashmolean is delighted to announce the award of £215,000 from the DCMS / Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund to restore the iconic Randolph Sculpture Gallery.
The Ashmolean displays the first exhibition of the Thames Heritage Tapestry made by schoolchildren from across Oxfordshire
From the 4 to 11 January 2012, the Ashmolean will host the first exhibition of the Thames Heritage Tapestry, a project run by The Millennium Tapestry Company in partnership with the Thames Heritage Trust.