Exclusively for Members

Meet outside the exhibition gallery, third floor

This tour is for members only

Choose from a 5pm or 6.15pm tour. Each tour lasts one hour.

Booking is essential

With Sue Stanton and Nicky Lobaton, Conservation Team at the Ashmolean

Join the Ashmolean's Conservation Team for an in-depth, behind the scenes tour of , Colour Revolution: Victorian Art, Fashion, & Design

While the exhibition displays the colour and vibrancy which exploded in Victorian society, this intimate, after-hours tour reveals how the Ashmolean's Conservation Team worked to bring those colourful objects into the Museum’s galleries.


Queen Victoria's black mourning dress having a conservation check by one of our Conservation Team in the Colour Revolution exhibition gallery
Yellow cape being treated in Conservation studio
Purple day dress being checked by Conservation Team for Colour Revolution exhibition

 Conservation staff in the studio and in-gallery working on the dresses for the Colour Revolution installation

Sue will talk about the conservation and mounting of the dazzling textiles and fragile costumes in the exhibition and Nicky will describe the conservator’s role in an object’s journey from being chosen for display through to the installation process. 


This event is for Members only and is in-person only. There are two slots to choose from.

Tickets are £17.


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