The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology Announces A Significant Donation Of Renaissance Silver And Gold Objects For Their Collection

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Director of the Ashmolean Museum Dr Christopher Brown and Professor... News PhotoArts Culture and Entertainment,Discussion,England,Horizontal,Human Interest,Institute of Contemporary Arts,London - England,UKPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesLONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 31: Director of the Ashmolean Museum Dr Christopher Brown (R) and Professor Timothy Wilson, The Keeper of the Ashmolean's Department of Western Art, discuss a 'silver gilt ewer with enamelled royal arms of Portugal' that dates from around 1510 AD in the Institute of Contemporary Arts, prior to an announcement of a major bequest of silver artifacts on January 31, 2013 in London, England. The Ashmolean has received a major collection of around 500 silver objects from the Renaissance and Baroque periods from the late silver merchant and expert Michael Wellby who died last year. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)