ashmolean

Areas to Support

Every gift we receive makes a vital difference, helping us continue to provide free access to our world-class collections, teaching and research.

If you interested in supporting a particular area of the Museum not listed below, please contact us to discuss this. To support our core activities please make a donation to this year's Appeal by visiting our Give to the Ashmolean page, or click on the Give Online button below.

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Education

An integral part of the University of Oxford, the Ashmolean produces scholarship of the highest standard.

But our commitment to education extends far beyond the academic community, and every year the Education team delivers a programme of activities for:

  • Many thousands of school children to participate in gallery activities and handling sessions.
  • Families to enjoy workshops and weekend drop-in events.
  • Adults to attend lectures, talks and study days
  • Visitors with special needs to take part in a range of activities
  • Community groups to get involved at the Museum or through community centres, schools, and hospitals

 

You can help

Your gift to education could help in the following ways:

£10buys a magnifying glass for visually impaired visitors to use in a handling session
£50stocks the Activity Trolley with pencils, sharpeners and activity sheets for a month
£150funds one 'Greeks on Tour' workshop in a local school
£200pays for a sign language interpreter to work with a group of people with hearing impairments for a day
£1,500underwrites a public symposium
£2,000employs an Education Officer for a month
£5,000supplies all the art materials needed for an entire year of workshops

 

Exhibitions

The Ashmolean's exciting and varied annual programme of exhibitions makes our rich collections of art and archaeology widely available for study, enjoyment, and inspiration.

Exhibitions also provide public access to private collections held by the University of Oxford, and by individuals and institutions around the world.

Larger temporary exhibition galleries and better facilities in the new building enable the Ashmolean to hold major international exhibitions, but there are still many costs to be met.

You can help

Your gift to exhibitions could help in the following ways:

£75frames and glazes one drawing
£100covers the cost of invigilating an exhibition for one day
£150lights one painting
£500provides information panels and labels for a special exhibition
£1,000repaints an exhibition gallery
£1,200funds a public lecture
£5,000supplies a wall-mounted showcase for 3-dimensional objects

 

Conservation

The Conservation team analyses, preserves, and treats the collections in its care (approximately 700,000 objects) according to the highest standards of contemporary conservation science and ethics.

There is particular emphasis on preventive conservation and an ongoing programme of environmental improvement throughout the Museum.

Our conservators balance this work with object and collections-led research, the supervision of graduate students, and the preparation of objects for exhibitions in the Ashmolean and around the world.

You can help

Your gift to conservation could help in the following ways:

£12buys a solvent dispenser
£100purchases 10 sheets of mount board for displaying works on paper
£150equips the galleries and stores with insect traps for one year
£350supplies a monitor to measure temperature and humidity in a display case
£800conserves one painting
£2,700employs a conservator for one month
£5,000maintains and services all the humidifiers in the Museum for one year to keep a stable environment in the galleries and stores
£7,000purchases a high quality microscope

 

If you interested in supporting a particular area of the Museum not listed above, please contact us to discuss this. To support our core activities please make a donation to this year's Appeal by visiting our Give to the Ashmolean page, or click on the Give Online button below.


Give Online