An Exclusive Talk for Members of the Ashmolean

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Exclusively for Members

With Dr Katharina Ulmschneider, Senior Research Fellow Worcester College, Oxford and Director HEIR (Historic Environment Image Resource)

This ancient camel, a favourite Museum object, has had an adventurous life for over more than 1,000 years, not least in the last 100.

Camels and other objects were commonly placed in tombs of the wealthy in northern China during the Yang dynasty (618 to 907 AD).

Katharina will explain how this earthenware camel fled the Nazis and arrived in Oxford. The camel currently resides in Gallery 28 of the Museum.

Camel, Tang Dynasty

T'ang Dynasty Camel, Ashmolean Museum EA2012.189


The talk will be available to watch live on Zoom for those not able to attend in person. A recording of the event will be shared with ticketholders on request following the event.


Tickets are available to Members only.

This talk will take place both on Zoom (online) and in the Lecture Theatre (in-person) at the Ashmolean.

Tickets are required for both online (£10) and in-person (£15) attendance.


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