The Ashmolean's collection of art and archaeology spans more than ten thousand years, and contains over a million artefacts documented in paper records covering more than 330 years.
The Digital Collections programme was established in 2015 with the aim of creating cross-searchable digital records. Having met an initial target to make 25% of the Ashmolean's objects available online by 2020, the Museum continues to digitise the collection and prepare records for publication online. Major projects in progress include the digitisation of the Egyptian collection, the numismatic collection, and portrait prints from the Hope collection.
Collection Online consists of a selection of object records from across the Museum's curatorial departments. These range from basic inventory records with object type, image and accession number to catalogue records that are cross-searchable by date, place, material, person, period and dimensions. A number of separate, subject-specific databases remain available here and will gradually be incorporated into the main Collections Online.
For information about the full extent of the Ashmolean's collections, from Egyptian mummies to contemporary art, please refer to our curatorial departmental pages.
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