The Ashmolean Museum is home to the University of Oxford’s collection of art and archaeology. Founded in 1683, it is the oldest public museum in the world.

Highlights include mummies from Ancient Egypt; classical sculpture from Greece and Rome; paintings by masters of European art such as Raphael, Rembrandt van Rijn, William Turner, and Vincent van Gogh; and the greatest collection of Chinese art in the western world.

 

Inside the Ashmolean Museum

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