Half Term Fun

2017-06-13T15:53:30+00:00May 20th, 2016|

Following the success of our Easter Trail, we have once again put together a fun trail for children during the holidays, so the May half term holidays will be filled with fun. This time children of all ages can look all around the museum for pictures of Broadway's Buildings.  Find all the letters attached to [...]

F. L Griggs Visions of England

2017-06-13T15:54:38+00:00May 18th, 2016|

The curator of the Ashmolean Broadway's latest special show, F.L Griggs: Visions of England, Katherine Wodehouse, joined other guests for the private view evening on 10th May which marked the opening of the exhibition. Wodehouse is Print Room Supervisor for the Western Art Department and she was joined as a guest by her colleague, Caroline [...]

Edward Lear: Travels and Nonsense

2017-06-13T15:55:48+00:00May 16th, 2016|

Colin Harrison, Senior Curator of European Art at the Ashmolean, brought his expertise on Edward Lear to Broadway shortly before the close of the special exhibition of Lear's work. In a talk on 6th May Harrison showed his deep appreciation of the artist who began as an illustrator of natural history before becoming a well-travelled landscape artist. Lear also [...]

Room Cards

2017-06-13T15:57:25+00:00May 13th, 2016|

A new initiative to put room cards in all the rooms at the Ashmolean Museum Broadway goes live this month.  Some of the staff and volunteers have been working hard on this project to provide visitors with a little extra information on the building, its history, and some of the lovely things visitors can see [...]

F.L.Griggs: Visions of England

2017-06-13T16:01:44+00:00May 11th, 2016|

(c) Ashmolean Museum Oxford This beautiful watercolour is the final piece in the current F.L. Griggs exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum Broadway.  Operations Assistant Sarah and volunteer Cliff agree it is a fantastic finale to an interesting exhibition.  Many of the pieces in the exhibition are etchings and pen and ink drawings by [...]

My Favourite Thing: The Clock

2017-06-13T16:02:19+00:00May 6th, 2016|

Sarah has been working at the museum since October 2015.  Here she would like to share with you her favourite item in the museum (at the moment): The Samuel Barrow Long Case Clock. It is really difficult to choose one item from all the lovely things on display, but there is one that I have [...]

Supporting Our Local Community (Part One)

2017-06-13T16:03:22+00:00May 2nd, 2016|

The Ashmolean Broadway was set up with the intention of supporting and complimenting the local community. We therefore did not design the museum to contain its own café because the town of Broadway already has its own fine array of cafes, restaurants and pubs available. Sue and Keith are regular weekend volunteers and especially enjoy [...]