Western Art

The Department of Western Art houses outstanding collections of European fine and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the present day. They include Old Master and later paintings, drawings, watercolours and prints, and English and continental ceramics, sculpture, silver, watches, rings and musical instruments.


Tel: +44 (0)1865 278042

General Enquiries – western.art@ashmus.ox.ac.uk
Print Room Appointments – waprintroom@ashmus.ox.ac.uk 
Collections information – collections.westernart@ashmus.ox.ac.uk 
Administrator – wa.admin@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

Acting Keeper & Senior Curator of European Art: Colin Harrison, British paintings, drawings and prints to 1900; French paintings, drawing and prints 1815–1900; Pissarro Collections; miniatures
Research Keeper: Catherine Whistler, Italian and Spanish paintings, drawings and prints; French art before 1800; textiles
Curator: Matthew Winterbottom, Late-19th-century British sculpture and decorative arts
Curator and Head of Digital Collections: An Van Camp, Dutch, Flemish and German paintings, drawings and prints
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art – Lena Fritsch
Collections Manager: Catherine Casley
Teaching Curator – Jim Harris
Research Assistant (Italian Project Drawings):  AngelaMaria Aceto
Getty Paper Project Research Fellow: Rachel Boyd
Print Room Supervisor: Caroline Palmer
Print Room Supervisor: Katherine Wodehouse
Administrator: Christopher Doogue
Museum Assistant: Dana Macmillan