News items for 2015

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Christmas and New Year Opening Dates 2015

The Ashmolean Museum is closed 24, 25 & 26 December this year, but open as usual outside of those dates. We are open on Monday 28 December.

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Thank You To Our Corporate Circle

The Ashmolean Corporate Circle is now made up of 20 organisations representing a wide cross-section of the local business sector.

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Exhibition Now Open - Titian to Canaletto: Drawing in Venice

Discover how the splendour of Venice and its shimmering light influenced artists, and trace the role of drawing in Venice and its importance over three centuries.

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Wellby Gallery News Story 2015

New Gallery of Renaissance Silver and Exotica

Come and see this newly opened, permanent display of Michael Wellby's generous bequest of Renaissance silver and exotica, primarily spectacular goldsmiths’ work made in Continental Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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Poussin Extreme Unction News Story 2015

Nicolas Poussin’s Extreme Unction on display

A recently loaned masterpiece by Nicolas Poussin, one of the most celebrated artists of the 17th century, is on temporary display in our Baroque Art gallery.

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#MyOxfordView Photo Competition Winners

The winners of the #MyOxfordView photography competition have now been selected by our panel of judges.

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Ashmolean welcomes Fundraising Fellow

The Ashmolean is delighted to welcome one of five Arts Fundraising Fellows in the South East to its Development Team this autumn.

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Extended late night openings of Great British Drawings

The Great British Drawings exhibition will be open late on Friday 28 & Saturday 29 August. Book your ticket now to see more than 100 works by some of Britain's greatest artists.

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Ashmolean acquires archive of illustrated Letters of Sir Edward Burne-Jones

The Ashmolean has acquired an important record of the Pre-Raphaelite artists, the illustrated letters of Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833–98) to Helen Mary (May) Gaskell (1853–1940).

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Oxford Today Film 2015

A new behind the scenes video

Discover what goes on behind-the-scenes at the Ashmolean Museum and meet some of the people who work behind closed doors.

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Funding Secured for Turner's Oxford

The Ashmolean has raised the money needed to a acquire major painting by JMW Turner with overwhelming public support.

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Campaign launched to acquire JMW Turner's "The High Street, Oxford"

Today the Ashmolean announces the launch of a public campaign to raise the final Ł60,000 needed to secure for the nation a major work by JMW Turner, The High Street, Oxford (1810).

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Major Grant from DCMS/Wolfson to develop a new welcome space

The Ashmolean is pleased to announce that it has received a Major Grant from DCMS/Wolfson Museums & Galleries Improvement Fund to create a welcome and orientation space at the Museum’s main entrance.

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Extended late night openings of William Blake exhibition

Due to extraordinary demand the William Blake exhibition will be open late on Fri 27 & Sat 28 February. Book your ticket now to explore the extraordinary life and work of William Blake (1757–1827), printmaker, painter and revolutionary poet.

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Happy Chinese New Year

Join us in celebrating Chinese New Year 2015 with our online Chinese collections and exhibitions, a new online gallery of New Year images, and by visiting our special Fang Zhaoling paintings exhibition closing this weekend.

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Philip Pullman launches William Blake Festival at the Sheldonian

Authors Philip Pullman, Caspar Henderson and Iain Sinclair will speak at the launch of the Ashmolean and Blackwell’s Bookshop 'Inspired By Blake' festival at 3pm at the Sheldonian Theatre this Sunday 18 January.

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