Ashmolean Museum Opens New Galleries
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Ashmolean Museum Opens New Galleries

England Founded in 1683, the Ashmolean Museum
of Art and Archaeology
at Oxford University has treasures that span the history of mankind,
from Minoan artifacts and English silver to an outstanding collection of drawings by Raphael and
some of the most important pre-dynastic Egyptian antiquities in Europe. A major redevelopment by
Modernist architect Rick Mather opens on November 7, doubling the Ashmolean’s exhibition
space with 39 new galleries of permanent themed collections, an education center, and a rooftop
restaurant linked to the present museum, an 1845 Neoclassical structure by Charles Cockerell.

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