UK holds Stradavarius exhibition

The exhibition is on at the Ashmolean museum in Oxford, and brings together 21 violins and cellos dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries
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Visitors view instruments made by Antonio Stradivari on display in the exhibition 'Stradivarius' at the Ashmolean museum on June 12, 2013 in Oxford, England. The exhibition, which is the first major show of Stradivarius instruments in the UK, brings together 21 violins and cellos and runs until August 11, 2013. (Getty Images)
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Visitors view instruments made by Antonio Stradivari on display in the exhibition 'Stradivarius' at the Ashmolean museum on June 12, 2013 in Oxford, England. The exhibition, which is the first major show of Stradivarius instruments in the UK, brings together 21 violins and cellos and runs until August 11, 2013. (Getty Images)
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A woman views an instrument made by Antonio Stradivari on show at the exhibition 'Stradivarius' at the Ashmolean museum on June 12, 2013 in Oxford, England. The exhibition, which is the first major show of Stradivarius instruments in the UK, brings together 21 violins and cellos and runs until August 11, 2013. (Getty Images)
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Violinist Cecelia Stinton holds a beechback Stradivarius violin on show at the exhibition 'Stradivarius' at the Ashmolean museum on June 12, 2013 in Oxford, England. The exhibition, which is the first major show of Stradivarius instruments in the UK, brings together 21 violins and cellos and runs until August 11, 2013. (Getty Images)
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A woman views an instrument made by Antonio Stradivari on show at the exhibition 'Stradivarius' at the Ashmolean museum on June 12, 2013 in Oxford, England. The exhibition, which is the first major show of Stradivarius instruments in the UK, brings together 21 violins and cellos and runs until August 11, 2013. (Getty Images)
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A woman views an instrument made by Antonio Stradivari on show at the exhibition 'Stradivarius' at the Ashmolean museum on June 12, 2013 in Oxford, England. The exhibition, which is the first major show of Stradivarius instruments in the UK, brings together 21 violins and cellos and runs until August 11, 2013. (Getty Images)
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Visitors view 'The Lady Blunt' violin made by Antonio Stradivari in 1721 on show at the exhibition 'Stradivarius' at the Ashmolean museum on June 12, 2013 in Oxford, England. The exhibition, which is the first major show of Stradivarius instruments in the UK, brings together 21 violins and cellos and runs until August 11, 2013. (Getty Images)
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Violinist Cecelia Stinton plays a beechback Stradivarius violin on show at the exhibition 'Stradivarius' at the Ashmolean museum on June 12, 2013 in Oxford, England. The exhibition, which is the first major show of Stradivarius instruments in the UK, brings together 21 violins and cellos and runs until August 11, 2013. (Getty Images)
Thu 13 Jun 2013 12:23 PM