Ashmolean After Hours 31 August

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Ashmolean After Hours

Late Night Opening (+ exhibition talk)

Friday 31 August, until 8pm

We will be keeping our doors open late so you can enjoy an evening viewing of the Museum and newly opened exhibition SPELLBOUND: Magic, Ritual & Witchcraft, attend a talk, or relax after work with friends, all after our normal closing time. There will be music and bars serving food and drink. Why not book a table for dinner at our Rooftop Restaurant?

Artist Amanda Beck (Amandabeckartist) will be running free art activities in Gallery 21, so why not improve your art skills? FREE, and all materials are provided.

General entry is FREE. Tickets are needed for talk and exhibition. Please note that not all galleries will be open.

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Bob Brown: The 20th-Century Poet & the Augmented E-Reader – with Dr Eric White, Senior Lecturer in American Literature, Oxford Brookes University
6.30pm, Lecture Theatre

This lecture explores a revolutionary Reading Machine invented by the American avant-garde poet Bob Brown. Developing Brown’s vision for a 1930s e-reader, Dr White and John Twycross have developed an Augmented Reality version where users manipulate texts in real time. Visitors will have the chance to view this re-constructed marvel for themselves.

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Spellbound: Magic, Ritual and Witchcraft

Spellbinding stories, fascinating objects… from crystal balls and magic mirrors to witch bottles and curse poppets. Explore the history of magic over eight centuries in this immersive and thought-provoking exhibition.