ROMARCH: Oxford Workshop on the Arundel Sculptures

Thomas Howard, Second Earl of Arundel


A Workshop Organized by the Ashmolean Museum and the Classical Art Research Centre, Oxford

Monday 20th May, 2013, Ashmolean Museum

To celebrate the reinstallation of the Arundel Marbles in the Ashmolean Museum’s Randolph Gallery, the Museum and the Classical Art Research Centre are collaborating to hold a workshop that re-examines the history of the Arundel collection and its individual sculptures. The day is aimed at students, academics, and anyone with relevant research interests.

The workshop will offer a fresh introduction to the collection from Oxford specialists, an explanation of the new installation by the Project Curator responsible, and the opportunity to examine selected sculptures at very close quarters, in small groups, outside normal museum opening hours. Sculptures to be studied will including works that have not been on display for many years.

To book a free place or for further information, please contact or call 01865 278083. Places are limited, so please book early. Click below for the provisional programme.

Provisional programme:

  • 09:20 Registration and coffee
  • 09:45 Introduction
  • 10:00 The Formation of the Arundel Collection (Dr Susan Walker)
  • 10:45 Coffee/tea
  • 11:15 The Dispersal of the Arundel Collection: New Evidence (Dr Peter Stewart)
  • 12:00 Re-installing the Collection (Ms Alison Pollard)
  • 12:30 Lunch break (NB: lunch not provided)
  • 1:30 Small groups examine selected sculptures, with exclusive access to the Randolph Gallery. Discussions led by Ashmolean curators and Oxford researchers, including: Alison Pollard, Prof RRR Smith, Dr Peter Stewart, Prof Michael Vickers, and Dr Susan Walker.
  • The workshop will finish by 3.30pm.

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