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

Sir David Piper Lecture: Time at the Museum

Dr Alexander Sturgis, Director of the Ashmolean Museum
11:00 - 12:00
Taylor Institution
St Giles'
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3NA
Lectures and seminars
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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.