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Elias Ashmole & the Ashmolean Museum


Elias Ashmole (1617-1692)

Elias Ashmole (1617-1692)


Elias Ashmole 'befriended' the Tradescants, and on their death inherited the Ark and its collection.

He took it to Oxford and established the world's first public museum opened in 1683.

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Lecture by Kevin Flude - prepared for 'Creative Practice in Narrative Environments'

MA course at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design & developed for University College Worcester

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