Talk provides insight into Griggs’ vision of England

2017-06-13T15:46:59+01:00June 22nd, 2016|

Katherine Wodehouse Printroom Supervisor at the Ashmolean Museum provided a great insight into the life, motivations and art of Frederick Landseer Griggs at a recent talk (17th June)  at the Ashmolean Museum Broadway. As well as his artwork the Ashmolean Museum holds a large amount of archival material in its collection. One of the most valuable [...]

How long would it take to get to London?

2017-06-13T15:48:27+01:00June 15th, 2016|

We had a really good question today from one of our visitors: "How long would it take to get to London?" So a little maths later we had something of an answer.... but if anyone has any better information please do let us know. Apparently a horse pulling a carriage can travel at 5-8 miles [...]

Who was F.L. Griggs?

2017-06-13T15:49:59+01:00June 15th, 2016|

The current exhibition at Ashmolean Museum Broadway is etchings, watercolours and drawings by F.L. Griggs.  But who is he? And what is his local connection? Frederick Landseer Maur Griggs was born in 1876 in Hitchin and lived until 1938.  He was an etcher, draughtsman and illustrator, who trained as an architect, and moved to nearby Chipping [...]

My Favourite Thing: Cabinet of Curiosities

2017-06-13T15:52:14+01:00June 3rd, 2016|

Lucinda Bunn kindly researched one of her favourite exhibits at the Ashmolean Museum Broadway, so we can share her hard work with you. My favourite exhibit in the museum is the cabinet of curiosities in our 17th century section. It’s the concept of collecting items from strange lands and displaying them within the home that [...]