Ever since it was founded in 1683, the Ashmolean Museum has been a place where academics and researchers come to study and be inspired by the collections.

Take a closer look at the Ashmolean's hidden treasures from the viewpoint of the experts. Academics from across the University of Oxford have chosen an object that relates to their research, revealing a whole world of ideas behind a single artefact. We hope that these specially curated podcasts, created by some of the University of Oxford's greatest minds, will encourage you to seek out your own hidden treasure in our vast collection.

We are enormously grateful to Professor Raymond Dwek, CBE, FRS for his generous support of this new podcast project.

Images and Videos made by Angelsharp Media Ltd.

Follow the link below to watch the podcasts, or find them on iTunes.