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The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford�s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. Our world famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and across time.

The Ashmolean�s collections are extraordinarily diverse, representing most of the world�s great civilisations, with objects dating from 8000 BC to the present day. Among many riches we have the world�s greatest collection of Raphael drawings, the most important collection of Egyptian pre-Dynastic sculpture and ceramics outside Cairo, the only great Minoan collection in Britain, outstanding Anglo-Saxon treasures, and the foremost collection of modern Chinese painting in the Western world.

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A Day at the Ashmolean

Presented by Bettany Hughes, Writer and Historian
Produced by Eye to Eye Television

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