Clothing the Body

2017-07-23T18:12:05+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|

Clothing the Body: Textile Coverings from Around the World   Corynna Jeudwine is a textile designer and independent researcher. She brought along her own textiles collection to bring to life the story of the clothes we wear. This information and intimate evening was both colourful and wonderful as Corynna got us to think about the [...]

Embroidered Bodies: Garments, stitches and stories from the Ashmolean opens

2017-06-13T14:34:44+00:00 May 18th, 2017|

Invited guests enjoyed their recent evening viewing of our summer exhibition which has just opened - Embroidered Bodies: Garments, stitches and stories from the Ashmolean. The exhibition will run until 10th September. The exhibition takes you on a journey through Egypt, the Greek Islands, Saudi Arabia, Central Asia, Pakistan, India and China. A fascinating look at [...]

The Romans come to Broadway!

2017-06-13T14:40:49+00:00 April 7th, 2017|

An historic hoard of Roman coins will be showcased at the Broadway Museum and Art Gallery from Friday 7th April 2017. Two metal detectorists discovered the Bredon Hill Hoard in June 2011.  The hoard, the largest ever found in Worcestershire, dates back to the 3rd Century.  A selection of the coins, which feature 16 different Roman Emperors, will [...]

Cotswolds Christmas

2017-06-13T15:36:14+00:00 December 6th, 2016|

A Cotswold Christmas Notes from A Cotswold Christmas by John Hudson (1988) Our volunteers have been reading a wonderful festive book, while welcoming visitors to the shop. We thought we would share with you some of their favourite bits about Christmases of old in the Cotswolds. Even as late as 1913 the butcher [...]

Ho Ho Ho and a Tombola

2017-06-13T15:37:16+00:00 December 3rd, 2016|

Friday 25th November and Friday 2nd December Late Night Christmas Shopping Image: Trevor McGill Plenty of people were out and about to prepare for, and celebrate, Christmas. And we were certainly feeling festive with Broadway looking wonderful with its Christmas lights twinkling. At the Ashmolean Museum Broadway we held our annual tombola, with items donated [...]

Christmas at the Ashmolean Museum Broadway

2017-06-13T15:38:26+00:00 November 15th, 2016|

The Christmas lights have gone up around the village, we are making preparations for Christmas Shopping Evenings and the Christmas decorations are up in the museum. The yuletide season is fast approaching. In the shop are some lovely Ashmolean Christmas Cards with historic images, Christmas tree ornaments, and lots of things that would make terrific gifts [...]

Japanese Ghosts and Demons Exhibition 14 September – 20 December 2016

2017-06-13T15:40:14+00:00 September 13th, 2016|

From 14 September 2016, the Ashmolean Museum Broadway's special exhibition from the Ashmolean Museum, will be exploring the bizarre and beguiling world of the Japanese supernatural. Clare Pollard, Curator of Japanese Art at The Ashmolean Oxford, said:  “This has been one of my very favourite exhibitions to curate. The subjects are so extraordinary and huge [...]

‘What our visitors say’

2017-06-13T15:42:06+00:00 August 16th, 2016|

Portrait and documentary photographer, John Cairns, based in Oxford UK. We are interested to see where our visitors come from and what they think of the exhibition so we invite visitors to leave a comment in our book.  Every so often we dip into the visitors' book to see what they are saying. [...]