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Oxford successfully combines its role as a first-class academic and cultural centre, a tourist haven and a modern industrial city. Accommodation is difficult to find in the heart of the city, but the surrounding area has more to offer. The typical accommodation is detached, two-storey housing with w...

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Old Traditions New Visions: Art in India and Pakistan after 1947

15 Sept-18 March. The Ashmolean Museum examines how artists in India and Pakistan sought to express the distinctive characters of their newly-independent nations, post 1947. This exhibition highlig...
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Camel: A Journey through Fragile Landscapes: Photographs by Roger Chapman

15 May-29 Oct. Described as a "story of connection, survival and interdependence on the edges of our world", this exhibition comprises 65 monochrome prints by British photographer Roger Chapman. T...
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Beyond the Brush: Abstract Ink Paintings since 1960

4 April-28 Aug. The Ashmolean presents an exhibition of abstract ink paintings by leading Chinese artists, all of whom were members of the Fifth Moon Group. Considered a forerunner of the modern a...
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Raphael: The Drawings

1 June-3 Sept. Major exhibition of 120 drawings by Raphael spanning the short but stellar career of the Renaissance master who died aged 37, almost 500 years ago. This exhibition focuses on Raphae...
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Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France

10 Feb-7 May. Exhibition outlining the origins and journey of modernism in the history of art. With over 100 works by Matisse, Manet, Chagall, Renoir, Degas, Léger and Picasso, the show charts the...
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Degas to Picasso: Creating Modernism in France

10 Feb-7 May. The Ashmolean presents over 100 works by artists such as Matisse, Manet, Chagall, Renoir, Degas, Léger and Picasso, charting the rise of modernism. With Paris as its centre, modernis...
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Liu Dan: New Landscapes and Old Masters

20 Oct-26 Feb. The Ashmolean hosts an exhibition juxtaposing ink paintings by prominent Chinese artist Liu Dan alongside drawings by Raphael from the museum's collection. Born in 1953, Dan is a le...
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Power and Protection: Islamic Art and the Supernatural

20 Oct-15 Jan. Major exhibition exploring the supernatural in Islamic art, comprising more than 100 works - many of which have never been seen in public - from Morocco to China. The artefacts on d...
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Sensation: Rembrandt's First Paintings

16 Sept-27 Nov. The Ashmolean displays The Senses, the earliest surviving works by Rembrandt (1606–1669). The four panels depict allegorical representations of Sight, Touch, Hearing and Smell, and...
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Storms, War & Shipwrecks

21 June-25 Sept. With the subtitle Treasures from the Sicilian Seas this exhibition at the Ashmolean examines the rich history of Sicily based on the discoveries off its shores by underwater archaeolo...
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Bodleian Treasures: 24 pairs

25 Feb-19 Feb 2017. Described as a selection of the "most magnificent items" of the Bodleian Libraries, this exhibition features treasures including J. R. R. Tolkien's illustrations from The Hobbit, M...
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Burton Bros. of Dunedin

1 Jan-6 March. Exhibition displaying 26 albumen prints by the Burton Brothers who ran a successful commercial photography studio in New Zealand in the late 19th century. The Dunedin studio was kno...
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Dear Harry: Henry Moseley: A Scientist Lost to War

14 May-31 Jan. English physicist Henry "Harry" Moseley had a bright future ahead of him before his death on the battlefield in Gallipoli in 1915. Moseley's scientific breakthroughs, paricluarly in...
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Lawrence Weiner: Within a Realm of Distance

10 Oct-20 Dec. Exhibition by Lawrence Weiner, the American artist and one of the founding figures of Conceptual Art, an offshoot of Postminimalism, in the 1960s. Weiner is best known for incorpora...
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Homage to Ganesha

22 Sept-24 Jan. One of the most popular deities in the Hindu pantheon of gods, the elephant-headed Ganesha is also the most recognised Hindu god outside of India. Worshipped as a powerful deity of...
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Titian to Canaletto: Drawing in Venice

15 Oct-10 Jan. The Ashmolean stages Britain's first major exhibition of Venetian drawings. Held in collaboration with the Uffizi in Florence, the exhibition puts the spotlight on the drawings of V...
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Marks of Genius: Masterpieces from the Collections of the Bodleian Libraries

The Bodleian Library presents some of the highlights from its remarkable collection of books, maps and manuscripts, which it has assembled over 400 years. Central to the show is the concept of geni...
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From Palace to Studio: Chinese Women Artists, 1900 to the present

Exhibition documenting how 20th-century Chinese women painters emerged as independent artists with their own incomes, studios and international reputations. A highlight of the exhibition is a paint...
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Bengal and Modernity: Early 20th-century Art in India

Exhibition charting how the resurgence of nationalism on the Indian subcontinent in the early 20th century wound its way into the region's art works at the time. Several artists in Bengal became in...
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Great British Drawings

The Ashmolean draws on its vast trove of art work to present an exhibition of some of the best drawings ever produced in Britain. On display are more then 100 works, many of them on public show for...