The politics of display
The redesign of the Ashmolean in Oxford provides a chance to reflect on how we understand the meaning of collections
Publisher: The Guardian
Year Published: 2009
Resource Type: Article
The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is the oldest museum in Britain, founded in 1693. The institution has grown, thanks to a new postmodern building by architect Rick Mather. The open concept design of the new galleries is perfect for the curatorial focus on the impact of trade and the legacy of intercultural exchange titled "Crossing Cultures Crossing Time".
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