News items for 2013
The Ashmolean has acquired one of the greatest private collections of modern and contemporary Chinese art in the world. The Sullivan Collection has been bequeathed to the Museum by Professor Michael Sullivan (1916–2013) who died in September.
Elizabeth Price has won the Contemporary Art Society 2013 Annual Award with the Ashmolean, in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum and Ruskin School. Price will create a significant new moving image work for the Ashmolean.
Watch a new video outlining our shortlisted proposal for this year's Contemporary Art Society Annual Award. It has been developed by the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art in partnership with the Ashmolean and the Pitt Rivers Museum.
The Ashmolean has worked in close partnership with Worcestershire County Council, other local organisations, and the Keil family, to transform a historic building in the Cotswold village of Broadway, Worcestershire, into the Ashmolean Museum Broadway
A proposal developed by the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art in partnership with the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Pitt Rivers Museum has been shortlisted to receive this year’s Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for Museums.
The Ashmolean has announced that Professor Brown will retire from his post as Director of the Ashmolean on 30 September 2014 after serving in that position for sixteen years.
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 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.