Edward Clarke (UK): lecture “Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum. The Oldest Founded by Collectors Museum” // M17 Art Collectors’ Forum. Day ІI [video is available]08.07.2021 - 08.07.2021
On July 8, 2021, at 13:00 in the M17 CAC, on the II Day of the M17 International Art Collectors’ Forum, there will be a live broadcast of the Oxbridge tutor Edward Clarke’s lecture “Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum. The Oldest Founded by Collectors Museum”.
Languages of the event: Ukrainian and English
Event format: live broadcast organized in the M17 CAC
About the lecturer:
Edward Clarke is a Ph.D., an art critic, a poet, and a professor of art history, architecture, and English literature at several colleges including the Department for Continuing Education at Oxford University. Nowadays, another book by Edward Clarke is forthcoming. “The Secret Mind of Art” will present the outcome of the exploration of 12 classical works of religious art. The launch of the book is scheduled for 2023 at Lion Books.
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UPD: A video of the event is available for viewing on our YouTube channel!
“Private collections served as the basis for the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archeology.” The museum building is located in the center of Oxford. It was designed by Charles Robert Cockerell and completed in the XIX century. What is interesting is that the columns that became part of the portico in front of the building’s facade were excavated from the Temple of Apollo in Athens by a working party led by the same Mr. Cockerell, who also practiced writing, engraving, and archeology.
The museum was founded by gardeners and gatherers John Tradescant the Elder (c. 1570–1638) and John Tradescant the Younger (1608–1662), whose art collection formed the foundation of the museum collection, as well as the lawyer and alchemist Elias Ashmole (1617–1692)”.
Edward Clarke gave a lecture about the lives of the primary collectors, the history of the exhibits, and the architectural interests of the Ashmolean Museum.
VIDEO OF THE EVENT:
- original language (English)
- Ukrainian translation
M17 International Art Collectors’ Forum was organized jointly with the Ukrainian Club of Contemporary Art Collectors and the Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine within the “An Open Opportunity: Ukrainian Contemporary Art from Private Collections” project.