An in-person and online talk with Sir Nicholas Penny FBA FSA, Keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean from 1984 to 1989


Dr Jon Whiteley with his favourite object

Dr Jon Whiteley with his favourite object ⓒ Ashmolean Museum

Dr Jon Whiteley joined the Museum in 1978 as Assistant Keeper in the Department of Western Art. In a career of 36 years at the Ashmolean, until 2014, he was a dedicated teacher to generations of Oxford students; one of the country’s most distinguished art historians; and a well-loved colleague and friend to everyone who knew and worked with him.

At this annual Beauforest lecture, Sir Nicholas Penny shares an account of the acquisitions made by Jon, together with recollections of events and initiatives in the Department in the second half of the 1980s in which Jon played a part.

Read about Dr Jon Whiteley at the Ashmolean  


This talk took place in-person and online.

The event has now taken place.