A History of the Ashmolean Museum and its Collections

2018-04-21T21:14:54+00:00December 14th, 2017|

Admission to talks: £10 to include a glass of wine Talk start time: Admission at 6.30 pm, Talk begins at 7.00 pm A talk with Jude Barrett Jude Barrett is an Education Officer for Adults at the Ashmolean Museum Oxford. She has worked for the Ashmolean for 14 years, firstly looking after education for adults, families and [...]

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

2017-06-13T14:34:44+00:00May 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 [...]

Who was F.L. Griggs?

2017-06-13T15:49:59+00:00June 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 [...]

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 [...]

The Visitors’ Verdict on Edward Lear

2017-06-13T16:19:09+00:00April 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 [...]