The Ashmolean Museum

Oxford Colleges and Museums:

Loans in North America

Pieces from the vast collections of Oxford Colleges, Libraries and Museums are often loaned to museums around the world. Here are some pieces you can see in North America. Please note that some loans are subject to change without notice, and that our office attempts to keep this information as accurate and up-to-date as possible.


Rediscovering the Villa dei Papiri at Herculaneum: Early Excavations, New Finds


J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
26 June 2019 through 28 October 2019

This exhibition aims to present the wide range of artifacts unearthed at the ancient site of Herculaneum. They are to be displayed at the Getty Villa in Malibu, which was modelled after the Herculaneum site. The exhibition will present bronze and marble statuary, frescos, unopened papyri from the site, and recently excavated ivories. The Bodleian is lending a letter relating to the gift to Oxford University in 1810 by the Prince of Wales (afterwards King George IV) of a series of pencil transcripts (‘disegni’) of the papyrus rolls excavated at Herculaneum and opened and preserved at Naples, along with papers concerning the scholarly mission of Rev. John Hayter in Naples in 1801-6.


The North American Office team