Talk: The Wilshere Collection

| The Art Fund

The Art Fund was a major contributor to the Ashmolean Museum’s acquisition of the Wilshere Collection of Early Christian and Jewish antiquities in 2007. The objects form one of the largest collections of gold-glass fragments in the world. These come from catacombs in Rome and are decorated with biblical and classical motifs. Another category is represented by inscriptions, most of which come from a Jewish catacomb on the Via Appia. The collection reflects the interests of the original owner, Charles Willes Wilshere, who was a keen supporter of the Oxford Movement within the Church of England. Michael Vickers – Professor of Archaeology at Oxford and Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College – is responsible for the Greek and Roman collections at the Ashmolean.

Nearest Tube: South Kensington

Venue information

The Art Fund

Millais House 7 Cromwell Place, SW7 2JN

Entry details

Tickets 12 (includes a glass of wine)

Tuesday 19 January 6–7.30 pm (talk starts 6.30 pm)

To book, please call 0844 415 4151

Mon - Fri, 9am - 5.30pm

Lines open 9am Mon 14 December 2009

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