What is the course about?
The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology, founded in 1683. Its world-famous, extraordinarily diverse collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, with objects dating from 8000 BC to the present day.
This course will explore specific works from various period and galleries to give an overview of the depth and breadth of the collection.
Please Note - as we are not guaranteed access to the museum (school groups take precedence) please do not book any train tickets until this course is CONFIRMED by your tutor.
What will we cover?
• An overview of the history the Ashmoleon Museum
• Looking at a selection of key paintings in museum galleries
• An overview of the sculpture, ceramics and antiquities collections.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Describe the history of the Ashmoleon Museum collection
• List the key collections held by the museum and describe at least one artwork in each.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for all levels.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will be taught with a mixture of guided gallery visits and group discussion. Handouts will be provided by your tutor to support your learning on the course.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Students will need to organise travel to Oxford independently, as this cost is not included.
You may wish to bring a notebook. Gallery entry is free.
Please note we are unable to guarantee stools in the rooms that we visit so you might have to stand and to walk between objects.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You might also be interested in:
VB803 - A grand day out: the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
VB807 - A grand day out: Winchester Cathedral.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details