I began writing for The Oxford Times in 1998 at about the same time that Christopher Brown arrived in Oxford to take up the post of director of the Ashmolean. The Ashmolean has always been a place where town and gown have crossed but when Dr Brown arrived it was more gown than town.
I have been privileged to witness how he has transformed the museum into a dynamic meeting place and an inspirational environment for discovering cultures and how they interact.
Christopher is modest and would insist that the creation of the new Ashmolean was a team effort. He is right in that he could not have done it alone but, in my opinion, it wouldn’t have happened without him.
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Christopher Brown