Decorative Dishes in the Museum Shop

2017-06-13T16:06:19+01:00April 29th, 2016|

The Ashmolean Museum shop has some beautiful things for sale, including pottery by local artist Jacky Mahony.  In this blog post she describes her work - the process, her inspiration, and her design. Methods I am inspired by a love of nature and the unpredictable results of high fired kilns. My ceramics use labour intensive [...]

The Returning Watercolour

2017-06-13T16:07:59+01:00April 27th, 2016|

This watercolour painting by Philip Bannister was donated to the museum by the artist as a raffle prize.  It was then returned to the museum by the prize winner so that it can be displayed here. It will shortly be hung in the corridor it depicts so visitors to enjoy. Yorkshire born Philip now lives [...]

First World War remembered in Artists under Fire exhibtion

2017-06-13T16:14:37+01:00April 23rd, 2016|

Dr. Caroline Palmer assistant at the Ashmolean Oxford’s Western Art Print Room gave a thought-provoking talk on 11 November 2015 looking more closely at the works in the Artists under Fire Exhibition which was held at the museum before Christmas. The works are on paper so they cannot be displayed for long periods of time so have [...]

The Visitors’ Verdict on Edward Lear

2017-06-13T16:19:09+01:00April 15th, 2016|

British Born Edward Lear was "probably the best ornithological illustrator that ever was," according to fan David Attenborough.  And one of his illustrations of a parrot flew over to the Ashmolean Museum Broadway as part of the popular Travels and Nonsense exhibition.  This exhibition displays many watercolours and sketches from his travels around Europe as [...]

Why not volunteer?

2017-06-13T16:20:18+01:00April 13th, 2016|

Peter Hayes is one of our newest volunteers at the Ashmolean Museum Broadway.  Here he explains why he decided to volunteer with us. When I took early retirement one of my priorities was to find something to provide a bit of shape to my week, something to get me out of bed and off the [...]

My Favourite Thing: The Chamberlain Worcester Dinner Plate

2017-06-13T16:23:19+01:00April 12th, 2016|

At the Ashmolean Museum Broadway we are very lucky to have on display some lovely ceramics.  We also have many enthusiastic volunteers who are keen to share their knowledge with visitors to the museum.  In this blog post, Phil Denison would like to share with you one of his favourite objects in the museum. Phil [...]

Etching Exhibition

2017-06-13T16:21:30+01:00April 8th, 2016|

This summer we are very excited to welcome to the Ashmolean Museum Broadway an exhibition celebrating the work of F. L. Griggs (1876–1938): 11 May 2016–11 September 2016, so lets find out a little more about him:   Frederick Landseer Griggs was an outstanding artist, elected to the Royal Academy in 1931, who lived and worked [...]

My First Day at Ashmolean Museum Broadway

2017-06-13T16:10:57+01:00April 6th, 2016|

Sarah started with us as Operations Assistant in October 2015, and here are her thoughts about her busy first day Sarah Ganderton in the Shop   I arrived at the Ashmolean Museum Broadway the same day as a new exhibition.  The Artists Under Fire exhibition was installed under my watchful, and ever-learning, eye.  [...]