Three posts on the new Ashmolean museum may be considered a bit much, but I think the restructuring and extension are a great success. As an undergraduate I was a frequent visitor to the museum. I could gaze at my all time favourite Paolo Uccello painting (The Hunt in the Forest) for hours, and the collection is so varied and rich that there was always something to be discovered. But I have to admit that the old Ashmolean was fusty and dark and cluttered. Now there is light and a splendid central atrium. This weekend a festival of theatre, opera, dance and drama , ‘Pots and Plays’, was being held in the museum, consisting of newly-commissioned works inspired by ancient Greek artifacts in the museum. I have tried to capture one of the performers in my picture, whilst also demonstrating the wonderful sweeping geometrical formsĀ of the new atrium.