The Ashmolean (along with six other collections) is proud to be participating in this cross collections trail.
This trail is the result of ‘Celebrating Diversity’, a project funded by Arts Council England via the Oxford University Museums Partnership and created with the LGBTQ+ community. Nearly fifty volunteers who identify as LGBTQ+ or are allies have been involved writing the interpretations and co-curating the trail’s launch events. Through these interpretations we strive to celebrate diversity and highlight LGBTQ+ experiences. The items included have been identified with the help of staff from each collection represented. Through Out in Oxford, we hope to offer alternative insights into our shared, queer heritage. - Beth Asbury, Project Manager.
Learn more about the Out in Oxford trail or download the Out in Oxford booklet
The trail is also included in the following collections; Bate Collection, Bodleian Libraries, Botanic Gardens, Museum of the History of Science, Museum of Natural History and Pitt Rivers Museum.
Delftware Plate of Queen Anne
$50 US banknote countermarked with the words ‘Lesbian Money’
Seated figure of the Bodhisattva Guanyin
Athenian red figure pottery cup
White ground lekythos by the Achilles Painter
Model of a Seth animal
Statue of Akhenaten
Manju netsuke showing the female warrior Tomoe Gozen and Wada Yoshimori
Bust of Prince Henry Lubomirski (1777-1850) by Anne Damer (1748-1828)