Mummies and masterpieces at the Ashmolean in 2014

Date Posted: 19/10/2013

The 2014 exhibition programme from the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford includes a look at Tutankhamun, and exhibitions of work by Cezanne and William Blake.

Highlights from the programme include:

Cezanne and the Modern: running from 13th March to 22nd June

This exhibition marks the first time that the collection formed by American couple Henry and Rose Pearlman will be shown in Europe.

The collection comprises a group of paintings and watercolours by Cézanne, and paintings and sculptures by leading Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masters.

Discovering Tutankhamun: running from 24th July to 26th October

Discovering Tutankhamun will display objects of the Amarna Period (about 1350–1330 BC) with material from the archives of Oxford’s Griffith Institute, to teach visiting school groups all about the discovery of the tomb and how modern Egyptologists are reinterpreting the evidence.

William Blake: Apprentice and Master: running from 4th December to 1st March 2015

Apprentice and Master examines William Blake’s formation as an artist and apprenticeship as an engraver; his achievement as a master artist-printmaker, technical innovator, painter, and revolutionary poet; and finally his relationship to the printmakers of the Renaissance.

From schools sessions to lectures, the Ashmolean Education Department can be used to enhance your school’s visit to any of the above exhibitions.

For further school trip information visit

School Travel Organiser's Guide