An Exclusive Online Talk for Members of the Ashmolean

Booking is required

Exclusively for Members

With Daniel Bone, Head of Conservation at the Ashmolean

It is always intriguing to learn about the skill and dedication that is needed to conserve, preserve and prepare the treasures of the Museum.

Most of us probably have little idea of the hard work that goes on to make sure all our artefacts, not just those on display, are in the best condition they can be.  

Conservation can also unearth hidden stories and long obscured secrets, and can often provide us with new insights into the past- so join us to learn more about the on-going work at the Museum.

A woman in a green top and dark overalls examines a large bust of the head of Greek boy Antinous

Staff member conserving an Antinous sculpture

The talk will be available to watch live on Zoom and a recording will be shared with ticketholders on request, following the event.

About the Illuminating Insights series

The Illuminating Insights series of monthly talks, conceived by our Member Events volunteer team, will offer supporters an intimate look behind the scenes of the Museum's collections. Each talk will be led by one of our curators or Museum experts exploring some of the more unusual, little-known Ashmolean treasures, and including a look at current research projects and conservation work. At the end of each talk there will be a Q&A for attendees to exchange views with our experts.


Tickets are available to Members only. The talk will take place online via Zoom and booking is essential.

Tickets are £10.


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