The Ashmolean Museum has unveiled its highlights for the 2024-25 exhibition programme.

Launching on August 10, and running until January 5, 2025, is "Money Talks: Art, Society and Power".

This exploration of financial art will feature over 100 objects from around the globe.

It intends to look into the depiction of money across various art forms including physical and digital formats.

Attendees can expect to see currencies ranging from coins and banknotes, to artwork by Grayson Perry, Banksy, Guerrilla Girls, and Warhol, as well as infusions of modern finance such as crypto and NFTs.

On February 14, 2025, the museum will celebrate Kiefer's 80th year with "Anselm Kiefer: Early Works".

Anselm Kiefer is a German painter and sculptor and is best known for his large-scale, often provocative, works that confront the horrors of the Holocaust and the policies of national socialism.

His work uses symbolic imagery and physical materials to explore themes of history, religion, and mythology.

This survey will display a selection of the artist's work, drawn from 1969-1982, that has seldom been shown in public.

The exhibition, sourced from the Hall Art Foundation in USA and Germany, will showcase 45 pieces of Kiefer's early work, including pieces he created specifically for this exhibition at Ashmolean Museum.

Another exciting free display will be "Li Jin with Roger Law: Simple Pleasures", running from May 4 through to November 17.

This exhibition will celebrate the bond between British caricaturist, Roger Law and Chinese painter, Li Jin.

The display seeks to introduce Li Jin's distinctive subjects and styles to UK audiences, with works presented to Ashmolean by Law.

The Ashmolean Museum will also proudly present the National Gallery's Wilton Diptych in its "National Treasures: The Wilton Diptych in Oxford" display.

Running from May 10 until September 1, 2024, this part of the National Gallery's 200th-anniversary celebration is the first time the diptych has been loaned out since its 1929 acquisition.

Another instalment of the ASHMOLEAN NOW series, which highlights early to mid-career UK-based artists, will resume on October 12, 2024, featuring the works of London-based artist Bettina von Zwehl.

The exhibition will run up until May 11, 2025.

Rounding out the programme with a touch of theatrical flair is "Kabuki Kimono: Costumes of Bandō Tamasaburō V".

Running from December 14 to November 9, 2025, this exhibit promises a look into the opulent world of kabuki theatre, showcasing the colourful costumes of its most renowned onnagata performer, Bandō Tamasaburō V.