The Ashmolean offers a range of exhibitions for hire.
All our touring exhibitions are drawn from the Ashmolean's prestigious collections of Art and Archaeology and based on original research. Our touring exhibitions team will provide expert assistance with all aspects of the exhibition, from the planning stages to the installation and beyond. We aim to build long term, mutually beneficial relationships with our touring partners.
The Ashmolean’s extraordinary collection contains around 275,000 prints and drawings. These works on paper fade quickly when exposed to light and are extremely fragile, making it impossible to keep them on permanent display. Many of the Ashmolean’s touring exhibitions offer venues and their audiences rare access to expertly curated selections of these beautiful and significant drawings, watercolours, and prints by a wide range of important artists.
This stunning exhibition from the Ashmolean Museum’s superb collection of Pre-Raphaelite drawings and watercolours explores the great variety of styles, subject matter and media found in the work of the Pre-Raphaelites.
Nearly 100 works grouped into seven sections, including sketches and studies, portraits, and landscapes, offer intimate glimpses into the lives of these artists and their friends.
SCENE THROUGH WOOD: A CENTURY OF MODERN WOOD ENGRAVING
Scene through Wood offers a visual feast of the finest wood engravings of the past 100 years, and celebrates the extraordinary artists, past and present, who made them.
Curated by engraver and artist Anne Desmet RA RE this special exhibition is drawn from the Western Art Print Room of the Ashmolean Museum, which houses one of the most extensive collections of wood engravings in the world.
"Our visitor's book is absolutely brimming with amazing comments – honestly the best we’ve ever had"
Exhibitions Officer, Hampshire Cultural Trust
EXHIBITIONS ON TOUR
View all of our current exhibitions on tour and where you can see them.