Annual Beauforest Lecture 2022: Working with John Whiteley in the Ashmolean Museum

Sir Nicholas Penny FBA FSA
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11:00 - 12:00
Taylorian Lecture Theatre - Online Event
Via Zoom
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With Sir Nicholas Penny FBA FSA, Keeper of Western Art at the Ashmolean from 1984 to 1989.

Dr Jon Whiteley joined the Museum in 1978 as Assistant Keeper in the Department of Western Art. In a career of 36 years at the Ashmolean, until 2014, he was a dedicated teacher to generations of Oxford students; one of the country’s most distinguished art historians; and a well-loved colleague and friend to everyone who knew and worked with him.

At this annual Beauforest lecture, Sir Nicholas Penny shares an account of the acquisitions made by Jon, together with recollections of events and initiatives in the Department in the second half of the 1980s in which Jon played a part.