11 Jan-2 Apr 2006. The Ashmolean Inter-Faith Exhibition Service (AIFES) present the first in a new series of exhibitions exploring artistic representations in religious movements, from Christianity to Buddhism and from Islam to Judaism. Pilgrimage The Sacred Journey is divided into five thematic sections: Departure, Journey, Sacred Space, Central Shrine and Return. Each section examines and compares the reactions to similar religious experiences between the various faiths. The display in the section entitled Journey includes a mediaeval map of the Holy Land, a qibla indicator, used to determine the direction of Mecca and Buddhist prayer wheels, while the Central Shrine section, representing the destination of all pilgrimages, has images of the Kaba in Mecca, the Buddha's place of enlightenment at Bodhgaya, a 17th century model of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem and the Shikshapatri manuscript, written by the founder of Swaminarayan Hinduism. A fully-illustrated book Pilgrimage The Sacred Journey accompanies the exhibition and includes the personal accounts of two pilgrimages; one historical, the other contemporary. Price 14.95. An extensive programme of educational outreach projects runs concurrently with the exhibition. Admission to the museum is free. Tues-Sat 10.00-17.00 Sun 12.00-17.00

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Address The Ashmolean, Britains oldest museum, is on Beaumont Street, opposite the Randolph Hotel, just 5 minutes walk from the Oxford railway station. Tel. 44-01865-278000

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The Ashmolean, Britains oldest museum, is on Beaumont Street, opposite the Randolph Hotel, just 5 minutes walk from the Oxford railway station. Tel. 44-01865-278000

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