News item from 2013
Birthday Appeal nears £100,000 mark
The Ashmolean's 330th Birthday Appeal has raised over £97,000 making it the Museum's most successful annual appeal since reopening in November 2009.
Donations to the Birthday Appeal will help us to provide public talks and tours, family activities, and educational sessions for schools, and continue to preserve the 700,000 objects in our care.
We would like to say an enormous thank you to everyone who has given to the Birthday Appeal so far.
Tess McCormick, the Ashmolean’s Head of Development, spoke to the Oxford Mail this week: “We wanted to do something to celebrate the fact we are, I think, the oldest public museum anywhere. Voluntary donations for the museum make a hugely important contribution to what we can do here. We have reached £97,139. Now we are trying to get over the £100,000 mark."