The Ashmolean is Britain's Oldest Public Museum.
Founded in 1683, it contains the University of Oxford's collections of art and antiquities.
This is a historical look at the Ashmolean. Many of the galleries featured
are currently closed for redevelopment. Please visit www.ashmolean.org for
360° Panoramas (requires Apple's QuickTime for Mac OS or MS Windows)
|Antiquities||Collections cover a wide range in both space and time. From the Palaeolithic to Victorian periods; from Egypt and the Middle East to Europe and Britain.||
|Eastern Art||Collections cover a large area of the Orient, from the Islamic world of the Middle East through India, Tibet and South East Asia, to China, Japan and Korea.||
Collections comprise drawings, paintings, prints and sculpture, as well as ceramics, metalwork and glass. There is also a collection of musical instruments and jewellery.
|Heberden Coin Room||Collections cover coins and medals from around the world, but most notably Greek, Roman, Celtic, Byzantine, Medieval, Islamic, Indian and Chinese.||
|The Museum Shop||Publications
- from the erudite to the glossy, academic to children's. Including the
popular handbook series based on the Museum's collections.
Gifts - from silk scarves to Eastern ceramics, candles and diaries, jewellery and the humble fridge magnet. All have been chosen to reflect and enhance the Museum's wide and diverse displays.
and photography by karl harrison
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