News items for 2014
Visit our new special online exhibition marking Remembrance Day 2014 and the centenary of the First World War: 'Artists under Fire: Remembering the Great War 1914–1918'
At a press conference in London today, Director of the Ashmolean Museum, Dr Alexander Sturgis, announced that an anonymous UK benefactor has pledged a seven-figure sum to match donations to The Ashmolean Fund.
The Spoliation Advisory Panel has, this morning, published a report on a silver-gilt and enamel salt (c. 1540–45) that was bequeathed to the Ashmolean Museum in 2012 by the collector Michael Wellby (1928–2012) as part of a gift of nearly five-hundred
The Ashmolean has acquired one of the world’s finest collections of historic English embroideries which has been given to the Museum by collectors Micheál and Elizabeth Feller.
Professor Christopher Brown, Director of the Ashmolean Museum, has been awarded the Freedom of the City of Oxford.
The Ashmolean is delighted to have made the longlist for the 2014 Telegraph Family Friendly Museum Award.
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.
Our new contemporary art exhibition 'Joseph Beuys & Jörg Immendorff: Art Belongs To The People!' is now open in Gallery 2. Admission is free.
The Ashmolean is delighted to announce the next exhibition in its new programme of post-war and contemporary art.
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.