News items for 2012


28 February�19 May 2013 The Ashmolean�s 2013 exhibition programme opens with the Museum�s first major exhibition of contemporary art. Xu Bing has become one of China�s best known and critically acclaimed artists, exhibiting in solo exhibitions an

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The Big Stitch attracted 5000 visitors

The Museum, with the Embroiderers� Guild, celebrated all things embroidered on Saturday 1 December with �The Big Stitch�.

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Special Event: Oxford Open Doors at the Ashmolean

On Saturday 8 September, the Ashmolean is working with Oxford Instruments, as part of the 2012 Oxford Open Doors celebration,

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Special Event: Shishi-Odori Japanese Dance Performance

On Thursday 6 September the Ashmolean is delighted to welcome the Oshu Kanatsu-Ryu Dance Troupe to the Museum for its first UK performance.

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Autumn 2012: Exhibitions and Displays

The Ashmolean announces this autumn's programme of exhibitions and displays

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Saved For The Public: Edouard Manet's Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus Acquired By The Ashmolean

Following an 8 month campaign and with donations from hundreds of members of the public, the Ashmolean Museum has succeeded in raising �7.83 million to acquire Edouard Manet�s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus and keep it in the United Kingdom.

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The OSJ Proms 2012 at the Ashmolean

Enjoy this summer's promenade concert in the Ashmolean Atrium with the Orchestra of St John's on Wednesday 18 July, 7.30�9.30pm (Doors open 7pm) .

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Manet Countdown: One Week To Save Manet�s Portrait of Fanny Claus

The Ashmolean Museum has reached the final week of its major campaign to save Edouard Manet�s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus for the public.

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Ashmolean Joins 'Your Paintings' National Online Catalogue

The Ashmolean Museum is pleased to be one of the latest collections to join the �Your Paintings� website.

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Take a Grand Tour of the fantastic Four: Oxford Museums at Night 2012

On Friday 18 May, the University of Oxford�s four Museums have joined forces to create a series of spectacular late night events as part of the Museums at Night 2012.

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The Heritage Lottery Fund Gives Lead Support To The Ashmolean's Campaign To Save Manet's Portrait Of Mademoiselle Claus

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has announced its lead support of the Ashmolean Museum�s campaign to save Edouard Manet�s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus, 1868, for the public with a major grant of �5.9 million.

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HUMANITAS 2012 Visiting Professor in Museums, Galleries and Libraries

Listen to Dr Christopher Brown CBE, Director of the Ashmolean Museum, In Conversation with Dr Rogers on Tuesday 8th May in the Ashmolean�s Headley Lecture Theatre from 4.30 � 6pm.

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Professor Nasser D. Khalili Donates Important Textile From The Prophet Muhammad's Tomb To The Ashmolean Museum

Professor Nasser D. Khalili has presented the Ashmolean with an exceptional embroidered sitarah (curtain) made for the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina.

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Howard Hodgkin in Conversation With Professor Rana Mitter

On Saturday 21 April, 11am - 12pm, listen to the artist and collector, Howard Hodgkin in conversation with Rana Mitter, Presenter of BBC Radio 3�s Nightwaves.

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Major Grant For The Ashmolean Museum's University Engagement Programme

The Ashmolean, one of the world�s leading University museums, has received a grant of $1.1million (�708,000) from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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Ashmolean Museum wins prize for Education and Awareness in the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2012

On 20 March The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2012 awarded the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, a prize for Education and Awareness.

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Sign our e-petition to help save the Manet for the public

Help us to save Manet�s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus for the public. Show your support for our campaign today by signing our petition with a message of support.

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The Ashmolean Campaigns To Save A Masterpiece By Manet For The Nation

The Ashmolean Museum is mounting a campaign to save Edouard Manet�s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus, 1868, for the nation.

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The OSJ Proms 2012 at the Ashmolean

The Ashmolean is delighted to welcome back the Orchestra of St John�s to perform a second series of proms throughout 2012, starting on Wednesday 22 February.

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The Barlow Collection Of Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes and Jades Goes On Display At The Ashmolean Museum

From Wednesday 15 February visitors to the Ashmolean Museum will have the opportunity to see the Barlow Collection of Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes and Jades.

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The Ashmolean Museum Celebrates A Major Benefaction From The Leon Levy Foundation

The Ashmolean recently received a substantial grant from the Leon Levy Foundation in support of the Museum�s Restoring the Past Gallery.

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Masterpiece By Vermeer Goes On Loan To The Ashmolean Museum

From Tuesday 24 January visitors to the Ashmolean Museum will have the rare opportunity to see the only privately-owned painting by Johannes Vermeer (1632�75).

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Ashmolean Receives An Award From The DCMS/Wolfson Foundation To Restore An Iconic Gallery in Britain's Oldest Museum

The Ashmolean is delighted to announce the award of �215,000 from the DCMS / Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund to restore the iconic Randolph Sculpture Gallery.

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The Ashmolean displays the first exhibition of the Thames Heritage Tapestry made by schoolchildren from across Oxfordshire

From the 4 to 11 January 2012, the Ashmolean will host the first exhibition of the Thames Heritage Tapestry, a project run by The Millennium Tapestry Company in partnership with the Thames Heritage Trust.

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