Drop-in, FREE activity on Saturday afternoon

Japan Galleries 36 and 37, second floor. Meet at the Welcome desk

With Oxfordshire poets

The Ashmolean welcomes back old friends, and new ones as well to our series of poetry tours in 2023.

Poets from Oxford and surrounding areas will explore and celebrate the Museum’s pieces, renowned or recherche, intriguing or glorious.

On this tour in November, our poet speakers will focus on the theme of colour and displays in the Japan 1600-1850 and Japan from 1850 galleries (36 and 37).

The Japan from 1850 Gallery at the Ashmolean Museum

Japan from 1850 gallery

Poems will be recited next to the objects and artworks that inspired the poets. If you want to talk to the poets, most of us are friendly!

If you have any questions before the event, please email jude.barrett@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.