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The Ashmolean Museum is the world's first university museum. Its first building was built in 1678-1683 to house the cabinet of curiosities Elias Ashmole gave Oxford University in 1677. The museum reopened in 2009 after a major redevelopment. In November 2011 new galleries focusing on Egypt and Nubia were also unveiled.

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology Oxford University

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The Ashmolean Museum is the world's first university museum. Its first building was built in 1678-1683 to house the cabinet of curiosities Elias Ashmole gave Oxford University in 1677. The museum reopened in 2009 after a major redevelopment. In November 2011 new galleries focusing on Egypt and Nubia were also unveiled.

    • video
    The Five Pillars of Islam

    The Five Pillars of Islam

    Yousef Jameel Curator of Islamic Art at the Ashmolean discusses The Five Pillars of Islam using objects from the Oxford University Museums.

    • 15 min
    • video
    Xu Bing: Documentary

    Xu Bing: Documentary

    A short documentary about artist Xu Bing, created by the Ashmolean Museum for Art and Archaeology.

    • 5 min
    • video
    Xu Bing: The Kind of Artist I Am

    Xu Bing: The Kind of Artist I Am

    Chinese Artist Xu Bing gives a talk on the subject of his art and the kind of artist he is. Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

    • 46 min

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