SHOUT OUT FOR WOMEN

March is Women's History Month – an international month-long celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society, with International Women's Day falling on 8 March.

Join us in sharing the Ashmolean's collections and stories which celebrate women’s achievements in art and archaeology throughout history and today. 

Also discover the Shout out for Women Oxford Trail we produced in 2018 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which enabled all men and some women over 30 to vote for the first time.

OXFORD TRAIL

This trail across the collections of the Oxford University's Gardens, Libraries and Museums highlights some of the incredible women represented in our remarkable collections and buildings, from artists and scientists to curators. 

Note locations may change from time to time, so please ask our gallery staff if you can't find what you are looking for.

 

Download our Shout out for Women trail (PDF)

 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY TALK: 8 MARCH

Sofonisba Anguissola's self portrait at the easel painted in 1556

Sofonisba Anguissola's 'Self Portrait at the Easel', 1556

SOFINISBA ANGUISSOLA, 1532-1625

Join Dr Alice Foster at this online talk on International Women's Day to explore the work of this extraordinary Renaissance painter who achieved artistic success despite the limitations of her gender. 

Sofonisba Anguissola (1532–1625) was born into an impoverished, noble Italian family, but she was encouraged in the arts by her father, who sent her drawings to Michelangelo for approval. She is well known for the paintings she made of herself and her family.

TUE 8 MARCH, 2-3PM. £4

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