Transforming the Ashmolean Museum

In Museum [Insider], Museums, new content on March 6, 2009 at 1:06 pm

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford was the first ever public museum (opened 1683). It’s had a long and prestigious career. But the current building is not fit for purpose in the 21st century, so they’ve decided to give it a face lift. From the outside it will look pretty much the same, but the interior is in the process of being extensively overhauled, including the interpretation.

Here’s an article I wrote about the transformation of the museum for Museum [Insider].


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