Western Art

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.

NOTICE: As part of an Art UK project to put sculpture images online we are having many of our sculptures from the galleries photographed this week. This means that some works will not be available for view until Friday 20th December. We do apologise and are grateful for your understanding  while we carry out this work.


Tel: +44 (0)1865 278042

General Enquiries – western.art@ashmus.ox.ac.uk
Print Room Appointments – waprintroom@ashmus.ox.ac.uk 
Collections information – collections.westernart@ashmus.ox.ac.uk 
Administrator – wa.admin@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

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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