The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology is a museum of the University of Oxford. Founded in 1683, it is one of the oldest public museums in the world. It opened its doors on 24th May 1683
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Ashmolean is currently undergoing a £61 million redevelopment. Award-winning architect Rick Mather has designed a new building to replace all but the Grade I listed Cockerell building.
His design will double the existing gallery space, allow environmental control, and create a dedicated Education Centre and conservation facilities.
Working in partnership with designers Metaphor, the Ashmolean's curatorial staff are planning a number of innovative new approaches to the display of the Museum's objects.
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