Exclusively for Members

An Exclusive Talk for Members of the Ashmolean

This event will be held online on Zoom

Booking is essential

With Dr Jim Harris, Teaching Curator

The Ashmolean is proud to be a partner venue for the National Treasures displays in 2024 and is showcasing the Wilton Diptych in the England: 400-1600 Gallery over the summer from 10 May. As part of its 200th birthday celebrations, the National Gallery is loaning 12 paintings to venues around the UK.

Read more about the 2024 Wilton Diptych display here

In addition to a public lecture open to all, we are delighted to give members the chance to delve deeper into the historical context of this remarkable artwork through two additional member-only online events.

This lecture will expand further on the context of the Wilton Diptych, exploring the theme of royal portraiture, embracing both painting and sculpture, in France and England.

The talk will be recorded, and the recording will be distributed to ticketholders following the event.

The 14th-century painting known as the Wilton Diptych showing King Richard II presented to the Virgin and Child by his Patron Saint John the Baptist and Saints Edward and Edmund

The Wilton Diptych English or French, painted about 1395-9. egg on oak. 53 × 37 cm © The National Gallery, London


Tickets are £10 and the event is online only. Tickets are only available to Ashmolean Members.

This talk will take place online only, via Zoom.


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The Insights series of online talks offers Ashmolean Members an intimate look behind the scenes of the Museum's collections. Each talk is led by one of our curators, or Museum experts, and explores some of the more unusual, little-known Ashmolean treasures and special displays, as well as research projects and conservation work.

At the end of each talk there will be a Q&A session for attendees to question and exchange views with our experts.