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Major Exhibitions


The Minoan Room at the Ashmolean Museum, 1910-1920.

The Department of Antiquities holds material from temporary and permanent exhibitions about Sir Arthur Evans and/or the Knossos excavations:

  1. Ashmolean-related: the 'Minoan Room' (including a folder with photographs by Stephen Townsend); the 'Arthur Evans Room' (Ann Brown and Michael Vickers, 1982-2005); the 'Aegean World' gallery (2007-present).
  2. Temporary exhibitions: Arthur Evans: his Life and Times (organized by Ann Brown in 1994); Faces of Archaeology in Greece (organized by Rachel Hood and Susan Sherratt in 1998); Minoan Frescoes (organized by Susan Sherratt in 2000); Man, Myth Legend: Sir Arthur Evans and the Discovery of Minoan Crete (prototype exhibition organised by Yannis Galanakis, 2007-2008).
  3. The 1936 Royal Academy exhibition to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the British School at Athens: Arthur Evans was responsible for organising the most important gallery in this exhibition the Minoan Room. The black framed prints and pulls used as explanatory material, large size photo prints, plans and tables, as well as a few replicas and large-scale drawing reconstructions survive from this exhibition. This is the largest and most complete set of exhibition material relating to Minoan Crete and organised by Evans himself.

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The Minoan Room at the Ashmolean Museum, 1910-1920.