This summer, the Ashmolean Museum in the centre of Oxford will open a special exhibition celebrating the life and work of Antonio Stradivari. For the first time ever in the UK, the Ashmolean will bring together 21 of Stradivari’s most important, well-preserved instruments to showcase the brilliance of his craft, including 11 works from his Golden Period.
Dr Jon Whiteley, Senior Assistant Keeper of Western Art and Curator of the exhibition, says: "The Ashmolean is thrilled and honoured to be holding this exhibition, and we are extremely grateful to the institutions and private owners who have generously lent their instruments. To bring together so many rare and important violins – by the greatest maker of all time – is an extraordinary event and one which I hope our many visitors will enjoy."
£6 full price
From 13 June until 11 August, joint tickets for both the Stradivarius and Master Drawings exhibitions will be available.
£9 full price
Venue: Special exhibition galleries 57, 59 & 60 (Third Floor)