The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. Our world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time.
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Contemporary Chinese artist Fang Lijunwas a leading protagonist of the early 1990s Cynical Realist art movement in China. This exhibition showcases some of Fang's seminal paintings alongside drawings, woodcuts and his more recent ceramics.
Disability themes in the ancient world, from Egypt to the Ancient Middle East, are explored in this display as part of Disability History Month and our Curating for Change programme.
Ancient Middle East Gallery 19, ground floor
Uncover the invisible fingerprints left behind by makers, looters, archaeologists, soldiers, rulers, curators, and more. These stories of touch also reveal how forces of conflict and colonialism have shaped the Museum.
Our curators have been recording bite-sized tales of the wonderful, and sometimes unexpected, life of a museum. Explore time & asparagus, symbols of hope in challenging times, Ancient Greek manscaping, and more!
Discover thousands of objects and artworks Take a journey through thousands of years of art and history with our online collection. There are currently more than 200,000 objects available to search and browse online.