News items for 2011

The Ashmolean announces 2012 Exhibition Programme

The Ashmolean's exhibition programme for 2012 will present two major exhibitions along with an exciting series of smaller displays.

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Yakusha-e: Kabuki prints, a continuing tradition

This winter the Ashmolean�s special display in the Eastern Art Paintings gallery will be Yakusha-e: Kabuki Prints � A Continuing Tradition.

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Ashmolean Museum Acquires Terracotta Model By Clodion

The Ashmolean is delighted to announce the acquisition of a terracotta model, designed by the French sculptor, Clodion (Claude Michel, 1738-1814).

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Ashmolean Opens The New Galleries of Ancient Egypt and Nubia on 26 November 2011

On Saturday 26 November 2011, the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford will open six new galleries for the collections of Ancient Egypt and Nubia (present day Sudan).

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The Secretary of State for Culture visits the Ashmolean Museum

On Friday 21 October 2011, the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, visited the Ashmolean to see the progress being made to the redevelopment of the Ancient Egypt and Nubia galleries.

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The Ashmolean Museum is one of the top twenty most popular free visitor attractions in England

On 17 August, VisitEngland announced that the Ashmolean Museum features in the top 20 free visitor attractions in England.

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Ashmolean Museum Opens the New Ancient Egypt and Nubia Galleries on 26 November 2011 after a major redevelopment

The Ashmolean is delighted to announce the opening date of the new galleries of Ancient Egypt and Nubia (present day Sudan) on Saturday 26 November 2011.

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The Ashmolean Museum and Temple Theatre presents Unmythable

On Wednesday 27 July, 6.30 � 10pm, the award-winning Temple Theatre will bring their brand new production Unmythable to the Ashmolean Museum for one night only.

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Celebrate the archaeology on your doorstep with the Ashmolean Museum and BBC Oxford

On Saturday 16 July, 2 - 5pm, the Ashmolean Museum and BBC Oxford team up to celebrate Oxfordshire�s local archaeology with an exciting, action-packed afternoon of activities.

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The Ashmolean Museum announces its autumn exhibition

The Ashmolean�s major exhibition this autumn will be Claude Lorrain: The Enchanted Landscape, rediscovering the father of European landscape painting, Claude Gell�e (c.1600�1682), or Claude Lorrain as he is best known.

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Guilty Pleasures � Luxury in Ancient Greece

See the discoveries from the Royal Tombs of Aegae, currently on display in the Ashmolean's exhibition Heracles to Alexander the Great, feature in the BBC 4 documentary Guilty Pleasures - Luxury in Ancient Greece, Monday 27 June, BBC 4, 9pm.

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Ashmolean becomes first museum to use the next generation Internet

The Ashmolean Museum has become the first museum in the world to trial the next generation of the Internet � Internet Protocal Version 6 (IPv6).

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The Ashmolean launches a major new online teaching resource

On Friday 3 June, the Ashmolean, the world�s leading university museum, will launch The Elements of Drawing - John Ruskin's Teaching Collection.

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Ashmolean Late - The Greek Season - Friday 6 May, 6.30pm � 1am

Presented by the Ashmolean Museum, The Onassis Programme & Oxford Playhouse, The Notting Hill Arts Club

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Enjoy live Jazz at the Ashmolean this Easter in association with the Oxford Jazz Festival Thurs 21 � Mon 25 April

The Ashmolean Museum welcomes back the Oxford Jazz Festival. This year the programme will include a Jazz Dinner, supported by First Great Western, and a series of free concerts in the Ashmolean Atrium.

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OSJ Proms launch their first concert at the Ashmolean on Wednesday 13 April

The Ashmolean Museum is delighted to welcome Conductor John Lubbock and the Orchestra of St John�s to perform a series of promenade concerts throughout 2011 in the Ashmolean Atrium.

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Heracles to Alexander the Great: Treasures from the Royal Capital of Macedon, a Hellenic Kingdom in the age of Democracy

On Thursday 7 April the Ashmolean launches its first major archaeological exhibition. On show will be 500 recent discoveries from the royal tombs of Aegae � most of them going on display for the first time anywhere in the world.

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The Ashmolean Opens New Shop

On 1 March 2011, the Ashmolean opened the new Shop on the lower-ground floor with an exciting range of new products.

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Ashmolean Museum announces new exhibition of groundbreaking archaeology

Heracles To Alexander The Great: Treasures from the Royal Capital of Macedon, A Hellenic Kingdom in the Age of Democracy 7 April�29 August 2011

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Ashmolean Opens The Jameel Centre: Eastern Art Study Room

From 4 January 2011, visitors are welcome to the Jameel Centre to view the Ashmolean�s study collections of Eastern Art. The Eastern Art collections comprise over 30,000 objects spanning 5,000 years.

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