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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Elias Ashmole (1617–1692), celebrated English antiquary, politician, astrologer and alchemist, whose cabinet of curiosities became the basis of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.

Etymologies

Ashmole +‎ -an (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Ashmolean is the museum of the University of Oxford which made it the natural repository for material collected by the university's scholars.

    The Times of India

  • visit to the Ashmolean was the disappearance of the

    Middle of Nowhere

  • While the museum in Rome was the bookies 'favourite to win, Rick Mather's Ashmolean refurbishment decisively won the public vote last week in a poll conducted by members of the Royal Institute of British Architects and the general public.

    Hadid's design edges out Ashmolean to win the Stirling prize

  • Architect Zaha Hadid's striking design for Maxxi, the National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome, last night won the £20,000 Riba Stirling prize 2010, beating competition from contenders including Oxford's revamped Ashmolean Museum and a primary school in Clapham, south London.

    Hadid's design edges out Ashmolean to win the Stirling prize

  • As for Mary Davis, Weschler quotes Arthur MacGregor, who wrote an article in "The Ashmolean," no. 3, 1983, p. 10-11, and who tracked down every conceivable reference on her.

    Human horns

  • Notably in this production "The New Ashmolean Marching Society and Students' Conservatory Band" is presented without the singers toting instruments, despite director Doyle's becoming known stateside for having actors in his idiosyncratic re-dos of Sweeney Todd and Company carry instruments they actually play.

    David Finkle: First Nighter: City Center Encores! Series Where's Charley? All-Singing, All-Dancing, All-Lovable

  • In your free time, you can visit Blackwell's Bookshop, a world famous book store that made the Guinness Book of Record for having the most books in one room, the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology or take a punting excursion on the Cherwell or the River Thames, although in Oxford, they call the Thames the Isis.

    Pam Grout: Studying At Oxford Is A Great Excuse To Visit Oxford

  • Now exhibited as a whole for the first time, at the Ashmolean in Oxford, is "Visions of Mughal India: The Collection of Howard Hodgkin," the 115 works that make this one of the world's largest and finest of its kind.

    Freud's Changing Perspective

  • The new galleries mark the completion of a second phase of the £66m renovation and transformation of the Ashmolean by its director, Christopher Brown and his architect, Rick Mather.

    Ashmolean museum: the critic's view

  • The Ashmolean, Britain's oldest public museum founded in 1683, will this Saturday open the doors of six newly refurbished galleries devoted to its collection of some 40,000 Ancient Egyptian and Nubian antiquities – a collection of outstanding quality.

    Ashmolean museum: the critic's view

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