The Ashmolean Transformed
The new Ashmolean Museum in Oxford was opened to the public last weekend 7/8th November.
Today, I had some spare time and as it was wet and windy it was a perfect day to visit. The ground floor is given over to the Ancient World. Unfortunately the European Prehistory room is not ready yet (I was told to give it another month). I spent some time in the 'Italy before Rome' room, looking at the Etruscan alphabet among many other things.
A marvellous resource and a beautiful building:
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 2PH
Tel: 01865 278000
Free admission: Tuesday - Sunday 10am-6pm
Bank Holiday Monday: 10am-6pm
(Closed Monday except BH)
Posted by tjj
13th November 2009ce
Edited 15th November 2009ce