The Department of Western Art houses outstanding collections of European fine and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the present day. They include Old Master and later paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints, and English and continental ceramics, sculpture, silver, watches, rings and musical instruments.
The Ashmolean's extraordinary collection contains around 25,000 drawings and over 250,000 prints.
The Print Room exists to enable access to our collection for both study and enjoyment. We’re open to everyone with an interest in works of art on paper, whether students, researchers, artists or members of the general public.
Keeper: Catherine Whistler, Italian and Spanish paintings, drawings and prints; French art before 1800; textiles
Senior Curator: Colin Harrison, British paintings, drawings and prints to 1900; French paintings, drawing and prints 1815–1900; Pissarro Collections; miniatures
Curator: Matthew Winterbottom, Late-19th-century British sculpture and decorative arts
Curator and Head of Digital Collections: An Van Camp, Dutch, Flemish and German paintings, drawings and prints
Collections Manager: Catherine Casley
Research Assistant (Italian Project Drawings): AngelaMaria Aceto
Getty paper Project Research Fellow: Ian Hicks
Print Room Supervisor: Caroline Palmer
Print Room Supervisor: Katherine Wodehouse
Administrator: Christopher Doogue
Museum Assistant: Dana Macmillan
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