Ashmolean Museum, Oxford is my favourite Museum 🖤 Today is #HobbitDay! This celebration falls on the 22 September, which is the birthday of Frodo and Bilbo Baggins, two fictional characters from J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' and 'The Lord of the Rings'. J.R.R. Tolkien was a student and eventually a professor at the University of Oxford, and wrote 'The Hobbit' and the first two volumes of 'The Lord of the Rings' whilst teaching at Pembroke College. He was also a founding member of an informal group of writers in Oxford called the Inklings, which included author of 'The Chronicles of Narnia' C.S. Lewis.
Be sure to visit the Bodleian Libraries exhibition 'Tolkien: The Maker of Middle-Earth' to find out more about Tolkien's legacy, from his genius as an artist, poet, linguist and author to his academic career and private life.
These small ivory Netsuke from Tokyo, Japan reminded us of Smaug, the powerful and fearsome dragon who invaded the Dwarf kingdom of Erebor.