Sir David Piper Lecture: Time at the Museum | University of Oxford

Sir David Piper Lecture: Time at the Museum

Speaker
Dr Alexander Sturgis, Director of the Ashmolean Museum
Event date
Event time
11:00 - 12:00
Venue
Taylor Institution
St Giles'
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3NA
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

The Ashmolean’s collections span millennia from about 500,000 years ago to the present day. In this talk, the new Director of the Ashmolean, Dr Alexander Sturgis, considers the role of museums in making the past relevant and looks at the way in which the immediacy of museum objects can both help and hinder historical understanding.