24 January 2013

The Tradescants and the Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is renowned over the world for its collection, but few people know that the heart of the it was drawn from the Tradescant family who exhibited their pieces in their house in Stockwell making it Britain's first public museum.
We talked about the struggle between the Tradescants and Elias Ashmole on this week's show.

This video talks about the process of the Tradescant collection forming the core of the Ashmolean Museum...


While this one explains how the Ashmolean is curated, an element that this week's guest, Owen D. Pomery, was very impressed by on his visit...

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