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Lure of the East: Selections from the Christopher Gandy Collection

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Lure of the East: Selections from the Christopher Gandy Collection

Beaumont St
Oxford OX1 2PH
United Kingdom
April 15th, 2014 - July 28th, 2014
Opening: April 15th, 2014 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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http://www.ashmolean.org
COUNTRY:  
United Kingdom
EMAIL:  
director@ashmus.ox.ac.uk
PHONE:  
+44 (0)1865 278002
OPEN HOURS:  
Tues - Sun 10 - 6pm

DESCRIPTION

Christopher Gandy spent over 30 years in diplomatic posts in the Middle East. He developed a strong appreciation for the art and architecture of the region which fuelled his subsequent passion for collecting Islamic art during his retirement.

After his death in 2009 the Ashmolean received a major bequest of over 130 objects from his collection. This display of some of its highlights celebrates the breadth of Christopher Gandy’s interests as a collector.