Ashmolean Museum


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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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In which university city can the Ashmolean Museum be found?
Furthermore, 42,000 Egyptian artifacts reside in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology in Ann Arbor USA, while the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, UK displays 40,000 Egyptian artifacts.
Police claimed the Paul Cezanne painting View of Auvers-sur-Oise was stolen to order from Oxford's Ashmolean Museum on New Year's Eve.
"Whether it be our unique historic places like Stonehenge, museums like Oxford's Ashmolean Museum, or cultural hubs like NewcastleGateshead - home to the Great Exhibition of the North this summer - we have attractions that are the envy of the world.
"Whether it be our unique historic places like Stonehenge, museums like Oxfords Ashmolean Museum, or cultural hubs like NewcastleGateshead - home to the Great Exhibition of the North this summer - we have attractions that are the envy of the world.
likens the exhibit to John Tradescant's "Cabinet of Curiosities" at Oxford's Ashmolean Museum.
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.
The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, contributed two sketches by Zoffany to the exhibition, showing Garrick as Abel Drugger in Ben Jonson's The Alchemist.
Outside there's culture literally on the doorstep - our room looked out on the Ashmolean Museum (free admission).
Dozens of paintings, sculptures, screen prints and drawings from a private collection will sit alongside loans of the US pop artist's films from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh to form an exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.