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.
With our doors closed we are losing vital income and need your help and generosity now more than ever.
You can help us continue our work by making a donation, of any size, online.
June is Pride month, and we’re celebrating (virtually)! This flag is made with a selection of works from our collection in celebration of LGBTQ+ life in Oxfordshire and around the world.
Pride month serves to advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, and celebrates and highlight the history and achievements of LGBTQ+ communities worldwide. It falls in June to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred in the United States in 1969.
If you want to learn more about the LGBTQ+ stories represented in our collections, you can find the 'Out in Oxford' Trail, as well as a number of articles and stories on the 'stories' section of our website.
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We will be continuing to post on our social media channels during the closure of the Museum.
Enjoy the fascinating stories and stunning images we will be sharing.
The Ashmolean is sad to announce the death of Dr Jon Whiteley.
Jon joined the Museum in 1978 as Assistant Keeper in the Department of Western Art. In a career of 36 years at the Ashmolean 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.
Membership gives you unlimited access to exhibitions, members-only previews and curator-led talks and tours, a members’ magazine and events handbook sent to your door, as well as discounts across our shop, restaurant and café.
Join us today – your support helps keep our permanent collections free.