The great British museum quiz: inside the Ashmolean, Oxford


This quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for the UK’s public art collections, showing art from over 3,000 venues and by 45,000 artists.

Today, our questions are set by the Ashmolean Museum. The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology. Its world-famous collections range from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, telling human stories across cultures and time.

You can see art from the Ashmolean Museum on Art UK here.

In which year was the Ashmolean Museum founded?

"Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford "
Who painted this “forest floor” still-life?

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The Ashmolean is often described as a “collection of collections”. Which of these famous brands has not contributed to its holdings and buildings?

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One of the most famous musical instruments in the world, how is this violin built by Antonio Stradivari better known?

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Can you identify the flower that this novice nun is holding in her right hand?

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Which artist painted this landscape?

"A mystery landscape. "
Which place is being depicted in the painting in the previous question?
This Italian maiolica plate dated 1536, is skilfully painted with a head composed of interlaced penises. What sexually explicit term of derision, still popular today, is it referring to?

"Maiolica plate."

You got…

Terrible, but at least you know where to head if we ever get out of lockdown.

Not a bad result – you clearly know your Kandinsky from your minor pre-Raphaelites.

Magnificent – treat yourself to a victory lap around your living room.

Terrible, but at least you know where to head if we ever get out of lockdown.

Terrible, but at least you know where to head if we ever get out of lockdown.

Terrible, but at least you know where to head if we ever get out of lockdown.

Not a bad result – you clearly know your Kandinsky from your minor pre-Raphaelites.

Not a bad result – you clearly know your Kandinsky from your minor pre-Raphaelites.

Magnificent – treat yourself to a victory lap around your living room.




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