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Ashmolean Museum

Listed under Art Collections in Oxford, United Kingdom.

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The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology was established in 1683, making in one of the oldest museums in the world. It was built to house the collection of Elias Ashmole, who gave it to Oxford University in 1677 and which included a stuffed dodo, which was subsequently destroyed. The collections encompass antiquities from Paleolithic to Victorian times, casts of Roman and Greek sculptures, Eastern art, coins and medals and Western Art (including drawings by Michelangelo.)

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