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.
The Print Room is closed from Sunday 5th August to Monday 20th August and will re-open on the 21st August.
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: An Van Camp, Dutch, Flemish and German paintings, drawings and prints
Collections Manager: Catherine Casley
Leverhulme Research Assistant (Raphael Project): AngelaMaria Aceto
Print Room Supervisor: Caroline Palmer
Print Room Supervisor: Katherine Wodehouse
Administrator: Christopher Doogue
Museum Assistant: Dana Macmillan
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