Tour: The Ashmolean Museum
- Ashmolean Museum |
Founded in 1683, The Ashmolean was Britain's first public museum. It houses the world's finest group of Raphael drawings, the most substantial collection of pre-Dynastic Egyptian material in Europe, the only significant Minoan collection in the UK, the greatest Anglo-Saxon collections outside the British Museum and the foremost collection of modern Chinese painting in the Western world. It has recently benefited from a major redevelopment enabling many more items to be displayed. The Director of the Museum, Dr. Christopher Brown, has kindly agreed to lead this tour himself.
Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org