Thursday, 1 December 2011

The Ashmolean's New Galleries of Ancient Egypt and Nubia are Fabulous.

Last Saturday, 26 November, saw the opening of six new galleries of Ancient Egypt and Nubia. This is the second phase of the Ashmolean's redevelopment, redisplaying the world renowned Egyptian collections and exhibiting many objects that have been in storage for decades.
This £5 million project has received lead support form Lord Sainsbury's Linbury Trust along with Selz Foundation and other trusts and individuals.
The Ashmolean is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm, has free admission and can be found a bus ride away from Swindon on Route 66, well bus number 66. It's situated 5 minutes from the bus station on Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2PH
T 01865 278 000
There is also a Claude Lorrain exhibition entitled 'The Enchanted Landscape' running from 6Oct-8Jan. Entry fee to this is £5 until 13December, after that, it's £9/£7
 I took 3 photos in the new exhibition, unfortunately I did not make a note of the information given with them, so I'll add the reasons why I photographed them.
The limestone piece above was part of a beautifully carved wall.
 This was a gorgeous statue very dramatically displayed and lit.
 A beautifully depicted crocodile.
 This arts and crafts woodcut was outside the gallery showing musical instruments.

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