Together with our comrades from the Oxford University Bulgarian Society, we would like to invite you to a fun day out at Oxford on Saturday, 12th June 2010.
We are particularly excited to invite you to share with us the cultural phenomenon that the new collection of unique artefacts and treasures - "The Lost World of Old Europe" - presented at the oldest museum in Europe, the Ashmolean Museum of Oxford.
To experience the renovated and expanded Ashmolean and the special collection of the Lost Worlds of the Danube, we would like to welcome you with coffee and refreshments in the museum itself. We can then proceed to look at the exhibitions.Lunch will also be provided at the museum.
For the rest of the day - we suggest three different ways to experience Oxford during the summer. Punting along the Isis or the Cherwell with a pit-stop at the garden-pub the Victoria Arms to refuel with some of the local ales is an old Oxford tradition and one of the best ways to relax during a sunny day. As an alternative, a tour of some of the oldest and grandest colleges will excite the first-time visitors of this beautiful historical city. Families with children may opt to enjoy the delights of the University Parks and the Natural History Museum, both within walking distance of the Ashmolean Museum and with attractions and activities, especially planned for children.
To cover costs of the day (including breakfast, lunch and entry in the Ashmolean Museum and the special exhibitions) there is a charge of £26 per person and £10 for children (under 16).
We very much look forward to seeing you here on the 12th. In the past two years there have been two very successful events at Oxford, where we shared some good times - some of you may remember the Oxford Bulgarian Ball at Hertford College in 2008 and the Champagne and Strawberries Reception on the grounds of Christ Church College and Cathedral in 2009. We will be delighted to continue this tradition for another year!
The Lost World of Old Europe: Danube Valley 5,000 – 3,500 BC
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
This stunning exhibition of gold, pottery and archaeological finds, from over 20 museums in Bulgaria, Moldova and Romania, goes on display for the first time in Britain. One of the exhibition’s highlights includes the earliest major assemblage of gold artefacts to be found anywhere in the world from the Varna cemetery, Bulgaria.
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
University of Oxford
Oxford OX1 2PH