CHATS 8 - Dr Xa Sturgis

CHATS 8 - Dr Xa Sturgis

20th May 2022 19:00 - 21:30

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2022-05-20 19:00:00 2022-05-20 21:30:00 Europe/London CHATS 8 - Dr Xa Sturgis Xa Sturgis is Director of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Arguably the world’s oldest public museum, it opened in 1683. Today the Ashmolean houses collections that span millennia from Ancient Egypt to contemporary China and include such treasures as the Alfred Jewel (discovered in North Petherton) Uccello’s Hunt in the Forest and Stradivarius’s famous Messiah violin. Dr Sturgis traces the history of the Ashmolean through 10 objects in its collection, from its pioneering beginnings to the great public museum that it is today.Live music will precede this talk starting at 7pm https://tickets.cedarshallwells.co.uk/events/39047/chats-8-dr-xa-sturgis 15 The Liberty, Somerset, Wells, BA5 2ST

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Xa Sturgis is Director of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Arguably the world’s oldest public museum, it opened in 1683. Today the Ashmolean houses collections that span millennia from Ancient Egypt to contemporary China and include such treasures as the Alfred Jewel (discovered in North Petherton) Uccello’s Hunt in the Forest and Stradivarius’s famous Messiah violin. 

Dr Sturgis traces the history of the Ashmolean through 10 objects in its collection, from its pioneering beginnings to the great public museum that it is today.

Live music will precede this talk starting at 7pm