Art Visit to Oxford
On Tuesday 29 January the weather forecast was mercifully incorrect and we were able to enjoy a Year Eleven and Lower Sixth Art trip to Oxford without the promised blizzards.
We first visited the Ashmolean Museum which is Britain’s oldest public museum and the world’s first university museum. We had a chance to explore a multitude of different objects from collections of Raphael drawings to Islamic Architectural Decoration. This provided photography opportunities for all as it allowed us to consider our exam theme of ‘Reflections’, not only of culture and identity but also the history of it all. We then had a brief walk through Oxford to The Pitt Rivers Museum and the Museum of Natural History, where we could take photographs of literal reflections in windows and mirrors we had found, as well as the buildings of Oxford. The University Museums visit gave us the opportunity to explore ideas, and photograph biological reflections such as bacteria and dinosaurs.
Josie Taylor, Year Eleven