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Meet outside the exhibition gallery, third floor

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With Matthew Winterbottom, Ashmolean Assistant Keeper and Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Join Matthew Winterbottom, curator of the Ashmolean's exhibition, Colour Revolution: Victorian Art, Fashion, & Design for an exclusive guided members' tour of the exhibition highlights.

Discover Victorian society as a vibrant colour-filled era – from dazzling dyes used in chic corsets and crinolines, bold experiments by avant-garde painters, and the flamboyant use of nature's beauty in jewellery.

Get close to the objects, their stories and this fascinating era as you hear first-hand from the exhibition's curator.

This exclusive Members tour follows a Curator's Talk, Wed 27 Sep 5–6pm, in the Taylorian Lecture Theatre. The events are separate and booking is essential for both. Find out more and book for the talk: Colour Revolution Curator Talk, 27 Sep


Purple crinoline with ornate braiding from Victorian times

Purple crinoline with ornate braiding © Manchester Art Gallery

Scheherazade by Sophie Anderson (c. 1870-1880), oil on canvas. New Art Gallery. Image

'Scheherazade', Sophie Anderson, oil on canvas, c. 1870–1880. © New Art Gallery Walsall Permanent Collection

Humming bird necklace and case by Harry Emanuel, 1856

Hummingbird necklace and jewellery case, Harry Emanuel, gold, feathers, rubies, 1856. © The Trustees of the British Museum


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