Review: ‘LinguaMania’ at the Ashmolean

In the uncertain global climate of 2017, there is more need than ever for us to celebrate diversity, find common connections and communicate with each other, and what better way to do so than through a shared exploration and appreciation of languages? This was the premise of the Ashmolean Museum’s ‘Live Friday’ programme entitled LinguaMania. […]

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It’s alive!

Pottery is perhaps the most durable form of art – our oldest record of long lost cultures – it comes from the earth and it’s here to stay. So argues Margaret O’Rourke – organiser behind the confluence of the Craft Potters Association, the Ashmolean and Oxford Ceramics. March 2nd, the opening day of Clay Live, […]

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Easy a(rt) explored

Cara Battle attended a lecture at the Ashmolean on the origins of modern art (so that you won’t have to) Over the past few months the Ashmolean has been running a series of Director’s Lectures on various topics by speakers such as Dr Christopher Brown CBE and Richard Cork. The final lecture of 2012 was […]

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Threads of silk and gold

The sky is a borderland: that colour somewhere between silver and gold, that in-between space in the grey where heaven meets earth.  It’s a border time too – that moment between sunset and twilight when the last touches of pink fade and the leaves on the silvery brown birch trees turn red, the color of […]

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