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Ashmolean Museum

(æʃˈməʊlɪən; ˌæʃməˈlɪən)
n
(Named Buildings) a museum, attached to Oxford University and founded in 1683, noted for its paintings and archaeological collections
[C19: named after Elias Ashmole (1617–92), English antiquary who donated the first collection]
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It marks his fourth major project in the city of Oxford, following his leadership of the Investcorp (or Softbridge) Building for St Antonys College, the Ashmolean Museums new wing, and the current Acland Project for Keble College.
Police claimed a painting by French impressionist Paul Cezanne, taken from Oxford's Ashmolean Museum on New Year's Eve, was likely to order have been stolen to order.
The last room at the Ashmolean contains these terrific gospels along with great standing stones and crosses tellingly displayed against a vast photograph of a treeless northern landscape.
He read History at New College Oxford and was a regular visitor at the Ashmolean Museum, spending long periods studying drawings in the Department of Fine Art, to the point where they offered him a job.
Outside there's culture literally on the doorstep - our room looked out on the Ashmolean Museum (free admission).
1683: The first public museum, the Ashmolean, was opened by Elias Ashmole in Oxford.
NATIONAL DAY OF SWEDEN 1683: The first public museum, the Ashmolean, was opened by Elias Ashmole in Oxford.
ON THIS DAY 1683: The first public museum, the Ashmolean, was opened by Elias Ashmole in Oxford.
Those who manage to correctly identify the fakes will be in the running to take part in the series finale at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, when they will compete to win a specially-commissioned copy of their own.
The answer, we are led to believe, is the lantern currently on display at Auckland Castle and on loan from the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
Natural philosopher and empiricist Lister was the first arachnologist and conchologist, a prominent fellow of the Royal Society, a Royal Physician to Queen Anne, a major benefactor of the Ashmolean Museum, and a regular correspondent on natural history and medicine with its first two keepers.
An Islamic art expert at Oxford's Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Francesca Leoni, wrote that Tahmasp manuscript "is arguably the most luxuriously illustrated copy of Ferdowsi's epic ever produced in the history of Persian painting.