News items for 2013

Season's Greetings - watch our Christmas Video

Watch a Christmas card video from the Ashmolean and University of Oxford

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Sullivan Collection of Modern Chinese Art Bequeathed to the Ashmolean

The Ashmolean has acquired one of the greatest private collections of modern and contemporary Chinese art in the world. The Sullivan Collection has been bequeathed to the Museum by Professor Michael Sullivan (1916�2013) who died in September.

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Ashmolean project wins Contemporary Art Society Award

Elizabeth Price has won the Contemporary Art Society 2013 Annual Award with the Ashmolean, in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum and Ruskin School. Price will create a significant new moving image work for the Ashmolean.

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Ashmolean Acquires Monumental Sculpture

The Ashmolean is pleased to announce the acquisition of a monumental sculpture by Taiwanese artist Ju Ming (b. 1938). Taichi Arch (2000) will be installed on the Museum�s main forecourt.

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New Video: Ashmolean shortlisted for CAS Museums Award

Watch a new video outlining our shortlisted proposal for this year's Contemporary Art Society Annual Award. It has been developed by the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art in partnership with the Ashmolean and the Pitt Rivers Museum.

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Director's Lecture Series 2013/14

We are delighted to announce the 2013/14 programme for the Ashmolean Museum Director's Lecture Series featuring distinguished speakers in the field of art, history and cultural studies.

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Ashmolean Museum Broadway Website launched

To new web site has been launched to coincide with the opening of the Ashmolean Museum Broadway.

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Competition: Win an iPad Mini

To celebrate the launch of its first iBook � The Ashmolean Interactive Collection � the Museum is offering you the chance to win an iPad Mini and a copy of the iBook.

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Professor Michael Sullivan, 1916-2013

The Board of Visitors and staff of the Ashmolean Museum are sad to have learned of the death, on Saturday 28 September, of Professor Michael Sullivan.

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The Ashmolean Museum Broadway � a new independent Museum

The Ashmolean has worked in close partnership with Worcestershire County Council, other local organisations, and the Keil family, to transform a historic building in the Cotswold village of Broadway, Worcestershire, into the Ashmolean Museum Broadway

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Birthday Appeal nears �100,000 mark

The Ashmolean's 330th Birthday Appeal has raised over �97,000 making it the Museum's most successful annual appeal since reopening in November 2009.

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Francis Bacon Henry Moore: Flesh and Bone

12 September 2013 - 19 January 2014

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Ashmolean shortlisted for Contemporary Art Society Museums Award

A proposal developed by the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art in partnership with the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Pitt Rivers Museum has been shortlisted to receive this year�s Contemporary Art Society Annual Award for Museums.

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Director of the Ashmolean to retire in September 2014

The Ashmolean has announced that Professor Brown will retire from his post as Director of the Ashmolean on 30 September 2014 after serving in that position for sixteen years.

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Ashmolean secures Catalyst endowment grant

The Ashmolean Museum is delighted to be one of the 13 heritage organisations to have successfully bid for a �1 million share from a pot of �8.5m to support endowments.

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Ashmolean Announces Major Acquisition

The Ashmolean is delighted to announce the acquisition of one of the most important Pre-Raphaelite paintings remaining in private ownership � the celebrated portrait of John Ruskin by John Everett Millais.

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Ashmolean welcomes over 2,300 visitors to China Night LiveFriday

The Museum celebrated all things China at its April LiveFriday. Visitors took part in a whole range of activities as well as hearing from world leading experts in a series of talks.

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Rick Mather, 1937-2013

The Ashmolean is deeply saddened by the death of Rick Mather, Architect of the Museum's new building.

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New Ashmolean Treasures Electronic Book

The Ashmolean Interactive Collection is a multi-touch electronic book presenting a selection of treasures from Britain�s first museum. The book is available for download on your iPad with iBooks, or on your computer with iTunes.

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The Piranesi Candelabra Conservation Project

The TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund has awarded The Ashmolean Museum with a grant for the restoration of two candelabra, by the Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778).

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Ashmolean Receives Major Collection of Silver & Exotic Rarities

The Ashmolean announces that it has received a major collection of silver objects of the Renaissance and Baroque periods from the collector, the late Michael Wellby (1928�2012). The bequest includes nearly 500 objects of the greatest rarity.

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Manet's Painting On Tour

The Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus by �douard Manet will be off display from Wednesday 9th January on loan.

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