Stradivarius at the Ashmolean Museum - Summer Exhibition 2013
This summer, the Ashmolean will open a special exhibition celebrating the life and work of Antonio Stradivari. For the first time ever in the UK, the Ashmolean will bring together 21 of Stradivari's most important, well-preserved instruments to showcase the brilliance of his craft, including 11 works from his Golden Period.
Violinist is Stradivarius player James Ehnes who performs in Oxford on 14 June
Exhibition curator, Jon Whiteley, violin expert, Charles Beare, and exhibitions assistant Catriona Pearson, tell us all about the museum's upcoming exhibition.
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Dr Jon Whiteley, Senior Assistant Keeper of Western Art and Curator of the exhibition, says: "The Ashmolean is thrilled and honoured to be holding this exhibition, and we are extremely grateful to the institutions and private owners who have generously lent their instruments. To bring together so many rare and important violins -- by the greatest maker of all time -- is an extraordinary event and one which I hope our many visitors will enjoy."
Video filmed by Angel Sharp Media
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