Category Archives: Department History

The Emily Georgiana Kemp Collection

Every intelligent person that I have met whose good fairy has led him to the Celestial Empire has fallen under the spell of that marvellous people and marvellous land. I am fired with the ambition to cast that spell even on those who … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Eastern Art Blog!

The Ashmolean Museum’s Department of Eastern Art first opened its galleries in 1963, following an earlier incarnation in the University of Oxford’s former Indian Institute (1897-1962). Our wide-ranging collections of Asian art are the most representative in Britain outside London. … Continue reading

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