Events

Date: 18/10/17 to 02/02/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

Artwork by Headway Oxfordshire, inspired by the Museum’s Brain Diaries exhibition.

Date: 19/10/17 to 18/03/18
Venue: Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AZ

Explore the microbial world, antibiotics and technology through art.The internationally renowned artist Anna Dumitriu takes visitors on an artistic journey through infection, from the Romantic period to contemporary synthetic biology.Opening times: Tuesday - Sunday, 12-5pm

Date: 30/11/17 to 15/04/18
Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH

Contemporary Chinese artist Qu Leilei (b. 1951), now based in London, was a founding member of the avant-garde ‘Stars Group’ in the late 1970s, and immigrated to England in 1985. This exhibition shows his progression from calligraphic collage to an exploration of a new vocabulary of ink language blending lively brushwork with western technique.

Date: 30/11/17 to 18/02/18
Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH

Between 1–1000 AD, systems of belief developed across Europe and Asia. The images associated with them were forged not in isolation but in a vibrant exchange of ideas and in the contact between different societies and local traditions. One of the earliest known depictions of Christ shows a young man bearing a striking resemblance to a classical god, not the bearded holy-man we know today. Before the invention of the cross-legged figure in meditation, the Buddhist faithful were inspired to worship merely by an impression of the Buddha’s footprints.

This unprecedented exhibition showcases some of the world’s oldest religious art from India to Ireland, and reveals how the exchange of ideas and objects in the first millennium influence our thinking about the Divine today. On display will be the first known depiction of Christ north of the Alps, as well as some of the first surviving Qurans.

This exhibition is ticketed. Entry is free for Ashmolean Members.

Date: 30/11/17 to 18/01/18
Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH

The preparation of tea in a formal 'ceremony' has been practiced in Japan since the 1400s. This display is one of several events organised at the Ashmolean for the international Arethé Festival, which spotlights the arts of Japanese tea today.

Date: 08/01/18 to 05/03/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

Celebrating the scientific achievements of women in early natural history.

Date: 18/01/18
Venue: Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3AZ

Anna Dumitriu and Dr John Paul (Public Health England) have collaborated over a 13 year period. Dr Paul presents and celebrates their microbiological work and its impact.Tickets will be available from Friday 1 December.Part of the special exhibition Anna Dumitriu: BioArt and Bacteria

Date: 20/01/18 to 21/01/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

Join expert Dipterists John and Barbara Ismay and Jann Billker for a masterclass in identifying flies to family level. Suitable for beginners and beyond.

Date: 21/01/18
Venue: Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 2PH

With images of the divine prohibited in Judaism, how did Jews find ways to forge a cohesive religious and social identity whilst living as minority groups in non- Jewish countries?

Date: 23/01/18
Venue: Museum of Natural History, Parks Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 3PW

Pick up an activity bag and explore the Museum with some of our furry friends.

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