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Ashmolean Museum.

The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford Museum of Art and Archaeology. Founded in 1683 it was Britain's first public museum. Elias Ashmole was a founding member of the Royal Society and donated much of his antiquarian collection, library, and manuscripts to the University. Today the galleries include Exploring the Past, Ancient World, Asian Crossroads, West meets East and European Art 1800 to the present day. The art collection includes works by Turner, Sickert, Pissarro and the Pre-Raphaelites. Following a major renovation the museum's world famous Egyptian Galleries were opened to the public in November 2011.

Ashmolean Museum,
Beaumont Street,
Oxford OX1 2PH

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