Ashmolean Receives 1 Million Visitors to the New Museum Since It Reopened

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OXFORD.- On Tuesday, 21 September 2010, at 4.23pm, Mrs. Diane Thomas, a primary school teacher from Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, became the 1 millionth visitor to the Ashmolean Museum since it reopened to the public on 7 November 2009. Mrs. Thomas came to the Ashmolean with her daughter, Laura Rolf, to see the new exhibition The Pre-Raphaelites and Italy. She was welcomed at the main entrance by the Museum’s Director, Christopher Brown, who presented her with some gifts, including 1 year’s membership to the Friends of the Ashmolean, 2 complimentary exhibition tickets, an Italian meal for 2 in the Ashmolean Dining Room, and a book about the history of the Ashmolean. Christopher Brown, said, “We are absolutely thrilled that there has been such a wonderful public response to the new Ashmolean and we are delighted to