The Ashmolean underwent a massive $100-million renovation. I think it re-opened back in September... and we have been meaning to go, but just never got around to it. Which is pretty silly seeing as we cycle past every time we go into town and it is 10 min from our house. Anyway... we finally went this past Saturday and were seriously impressed. It is way bigger than it was before. They have kept the older parts the same, which is nice (it is always sad when places just totally destroy how something was), and there is plenty of room for all the new fancy and shiny things.
Massive staircase that meanders up the wall. It is all much brighter, lighter, more open and spacious than it was before.
Love how they put the sculpture on the right back together.