Event Ashmolean Museum 'Power & Protection' curated tour
Type Curated Tour of Exhibition, £20 for exhibition & curator tour (Max 15 people per tour)
Venue Ashmolean Museum, Oxford University
Date Wed 21st Dec 2016
Time Adults only tour: 11am, Children & Family Tour: 2pm


Supported by the Barakat Trust, the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford is exhibiting 'Power & Protection; Islamic Art & the Supernatural'  showcasing over a hundred spectacular objects from Morocco to China, Power and Protection is the first major exhibition to explore the supernatural in the art of the Islamic world and runs from (20th Oct 2016 - 15 Jan 2017).

Within Islamic societies, people of all backgrounds have engaged in fascinating yet controversial practices such as the casting of horoscopes and interpretation of omens. The exhibition includes objects and works of art from the 12th to the 20th century which have been used as sources of guidance and protection in the dramatic events of human history. These include dream-books, talismanic charts and amulets. This is an unmissable chance to see objects of breathtaking quality and astonishing scale, many of which have never been seen in public.

Image: Calligraphic standard, India, 17th-century © V&A Images/Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Ticket Price: Non-members £20, Members £15 (includes exhibition ticket entrance and curator tour)

Bookings: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/curated-exhibition-tour-power-protection-islamic-art-the-supernatural-tickets-30191983034


Includes entrance to the exhibition & exclusive curated tour guide (max 15 people including children)

(advance booking highly recommended)

We are offering two curated 1 hour group tours;

  1. 11am: Adult only tour, which will finish before lunch. You are free to have lunch in the heart of historical Oxford and explore the rest of the museum and town, or come back to have another look at the exhibition!
  1. 2pm: Family & kids tour: for ‘under 12’s’. Visit the historical grounds of Oxford university, have lunch or look around the exhibition before you are given a wonderful and magical insight to ‘Power & Protection’!


Transport via mini-bus is additional and subject to confirmation of numbers.

By Minibus - departure & drop-off Location: NYLA, 39 Thurloe St, South Kensington, London SW7 2LQ.

The bus aims to leave London at approximately 9am and Oxford at approximately 5pm. Please contact us if you need any further information.

Guests are welcome to make their own way to the tour via train or car but must be advised to arrive on time as the tour is scheduled to start promptly.

Reservations require a full advance payment via Credit Card and are nonrefundable

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