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The Great War: Personal Stories from Downing Street to the Trenches

The Bodleian draws on its collection of archive letters and diaries of politicians, soldiers and civilians to provide an insight into world war one. The authors are all connected in some way with O...
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World of Wallace

The Oxfordshire Museum examines how the discoveries of British naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist and biologist Alfred Russel Wallace were informed by the places in which he lived. Ma...
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Distantly Relative

The Pitt Rivers Museum showcases the work of students from London's Royal College of Art who specialise in the crafts of goldsmithing, silversmithing, metalwork and jewellery. The students' work is...
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Points of Departure: Photography from Senegal by Mamadou Gomis and Judith Quax

The transatlantic slave trade and contemporary migration from West Africa are at the heart of this migration-themed exhibition. Photographers Mamadou Gomis and Judith Quax work in Senegal, a nation...
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Cézanne and the Modern

The Ashmolean Museum pays tribute to French Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne (1839-1906) with a series of works from a private US collection. It includes two oil paintings and 16 wate...
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One Thousand Cranes: An Exhibition of Contemporary Paper Making

This group exhibition features the work of a selection of leading British artists currently working in the medium of paper. Taking its title from the belief that the folding of 1,000 origami cranes...
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A Great Estate at War

The centenary of the outbreak of world war one in Oxfordshire is remembered in some cultural events in Oxford and the surrounding region. Chief among them is the exhibition A Great Estat...
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Royalty and Religion: Photographs of Late Nineteenth-Century Thailand

The Pitt Rivers Museum displays 12 albumen prints taken in the late 19th century in Siam (modern-day Thailand). The images depict royal buildings, religious sites and streets in the capital Bangko...
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Crystals: Beauty, Science, Structure

The Museum for the History of Science examines the long history of the study of crystals, an endeavour known as crystallography. This science began in the middle ages when these alluring natural m...
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Great Medical Discoveries: 800 Years of Oxford Innovation

The Bodleian examines Oxford's contribution to the art and science of medicine over the last 800 years. Through an unusual display of documents and instruments, visitors to the exhibition can disc...
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Malcolm Morley: Paintings and Drawings from the Hall Collection

Works by the British artist Malcolm Morley, one of the founders of hyper-realism, are on display at the Ashmolean. The exhibition features some 30 paintings and drawings by the London artist who d...
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Surviving Tsunami: Photographs in the Aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake

Viusal material including photographs and video footage documents a project in Japan in which volunteers rescued the historic photograph collections of two museums and a library in Rikuzentakata, Iwat...
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Francis Bacon/Henry Moore: Flesh and Bone

The Ashmolean presents a major exhibition featuring the work of two great British artists: Francis Bacon and Henry Moore, both giants of 20th century western art. Although the artists were contemp...
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Buscot Park & The Faringdon Collection

Buscot Park is home to the Faringdon Collection, whose antique and fine art collection includes works by Rembrandt, Reynolds, Rubens and Murillo. However its most popular painting is undoubtedly T...
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Magical Books: From the Middle Ages to Middle-earth

For its summer exhibition the Bodleian celebrates children's fantasy literature with a display of original documents relating to some of the genre's foremost modern exponents, such as C.S. Lewis, J.R....
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Master Drawings

The Ashmolean has delved deep into its treasure chest of works on paper to present an outstanding selection of drawings by some of the most famous artists in the history of western art. The exhibi...
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Andrea Stultiens: The Kaddu Wasswa Archive

Until 8 Sept. Dutch artist Andrea Stultiens presents the archival account of a Ugandan man, Kaddu Wasswa, whose personal story provides a unique glimpse into the social and cultural life of...
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Chinese Landscape from the Ashmolean Collection

The Ashmolean Museum presents an exhibition of traditional Chinese landscape paintings from its own collection, including some important 17th-century pieces that have rarely been seen by the public....
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Xu Bing: Landscape Landscript

The Ashmolean presents "Landscape Landscript", a major exhibition devoted to the landscapes of Xu Bing, the prominent Chinese artist. Bing is among China's most critically acclaimed artists, best...
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Triumphant Thames: The Thiess International River Prize

Until 1 April: Oxford's River and Rowing Museum has collaborated with the UK Environment Agency to present an exhibition celebrating the river Thames which was awarded the International Theiss River P...
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