News items for 2016

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Christmas and New Year Opening Dates 2016

The Ashmolean Museum is closed 24, 25 & 26 December and 1 January this festive season, but open as usual outside of those dates.

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Help us save King Alfred’s coins

The Ashmolean has a unique opportunity to acquire the momentous Watlington Hoard. The first large Viking hoard discovered in Oxfordshire contains over 200 Anglo-Saxon coins.

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Power and Protection: Exhibition Now Open

Showcasing over a hundred spectacular objects from Morocco to China, Power and Protection is the first major exhibition to explore the supernatural in the art of the Islamic world.

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One Portrait: Many Views – Manet's Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus

Following our 2012 campaign to save Manet's 1868 Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus for the public, our education team developed a whole programme of events and activity that would otherwise not have been possible.

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Rembrandt's First Paintings Reunited & On Display

The Senses are the earliest surviving works by the most famous of all Dutch artists, Rembrandt (1606–1669). This is the very first time that the four surviving panel paintings have been on show together in public.

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Ashmolean wins University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement with Research

The Ashmolean, with the University of Oxford's Social Sciences Division, is delighted to have today been announced as one of 12 winners of the inaugural Vice-Chancellor’s Awards for Public Engagement with Research.

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Storms, War & Shipwrecks: Exhibition Now Open

Dive into the past with us this summer and discover the extraordinary story of the island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean through spectacular finds rescued from the sea by underwater archaeologists.

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New Galleries of 19th-Century Art Now Open

On 13 May the Ashmolean opened its newly refurbished and redisplayed galleries of 19th-Century Art, made possible by a major gift from Barrie and Deedee Wigmore.

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Yemeni Heritage Week 2016

UNESCO, together with ten museums around the world, have come together this week to raise international awareness about the great richness of Yemen’s culture and history.

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Early Museum Closure 14 April

Exceptionally, the Museum will close early, at 1pm, on Thursday 14 April 2016. No access to any part of the Museum will be possible after this time.

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Elizabeth Price video installation

Elizabeth Price, winner of the 2012 Turner Prize and one of the most innovative and exciting British artists working today, displays her Contemporary Art Society Award winning work.

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Win a Screen Printing Set, Afternoon Tea & Warhol Prizes

To celebrate our Andy Warhol exhibition, Cass Art are offering you the chance to win a Screen Printing Set, so you can make your own Warhol inspired prints at home, plus tickets, a catalogue, and afternoon tea.

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Celebrate Mother's Day at our Rooftop Restaurant

Book now to celebrate Mother’s Day this year at the Ashmolean's Rooftop Dining Room with our special set menu.

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Andy Warhol is The Guardian's Exhibition of the Week

The Ashmolean's major exhibition Andy Warhol: Works from the Hall Collection has been made 'Exhibition of the Week' in The Guardian.

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Celebrate Pancake Day in the Ashmolean Café

For one day only the Ashmolean Café will be serving a special pancake menu. Visit on Tuesday 9 February 10am-5pm.

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Happy New Year Exhibitions 2016

2016 exhibitions at the Ashmolean

2016 is here and we have lots of exciting exhibitions and events to look forward to.

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