A £5m redevelopment at Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum to showcase the museum’s world famous collections from ancient Egypt has been given planning permission by Oxford City Council.
Work will begin immediately to transform the Egyptian galleries on the ground floor in the original Ashmolean building on Beaumont Street.
The four existing galleries will be refurbished and a fifth will be created by transforming the Ruskin Gallery, which is currently used as the Ashmolean shop.
The Egyptian galleries will close on January 1 with the new galleries expected to open in 12 months’ time.
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Egyptian galleries at Ashmolean to close for refurbishment
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