In-Person Live Event – Join us at the Museum

Please note there are two 2-hour sessions, starting at 10.30am and 1.30pm.

Please choose either the morning or afternoon session. There will be 10 spaces for each.

Takes place in the Learning Studio and the Bothmer Study Room. Meet in the Learning Studio

With artist/photographer John Blythe and Ashmolean curator Dr Andrew Shapland

Get behind the scenes and experience objects first-hand with our curator Dr Andrew Shapland using the Museum collection and Sir Arthur Evans Archive. Uncover original photographs, drawings, documents and fragments.

Learn what these historic photographs and artefacts tell us about the truth of the palace of Knossos and the mythical tale of the told in our current Labyrinth exhibition.

Working with artist and photographer John Blythe, you’ll experiment with a range of individual and collaborative photographic processes to create new work inspired by myths and realities.

No experience required. All materials will be provided.

People using archives to create artwork all laid out tables

Making new artwork inspired by archival photography and records © John Blythe

Part of our Myth and Reality Season


The workshop will take place onsite at the Ashmolean Museum in the Learning Studio

Booking is essential and tickets are £45.


If you have any questions before the event, please email