When our doors are closed we lose vital income and need your help and generosity more than ever.

By supporting our appeal, you can help us shape something extraordinary.


The Ashmolean Museum has always been committed to sharing its remarkable treasures far beyond its walls.

During the lockdowns we have created new digital content to support home learning for families, worked with the BBC to share our Young Rembrandt exhibition with viewers, and were thrilled to see thousands of people creatively responding to our collections, via social media. Through the generosity of people like you, we also reached our ambitious target to publish 25% of our collections online.

But COVID-19 has prevented many people from engaging with the Museum. During, and beyond, this disruptive time the Ashmolean wants to develop new and creative ways for everyone to connect with our collections, from their homes or schools. We cannot do this without your support.



By making a gift today, at any level, you will help to provide important shared cultural experiences, and a sense of belonging. 

Here are just a few examples of what your gift could help us to achieve: 

  • A gift of £50 a month would support the Museum to share fascinating stories with our 200,000 followers on social media, supporting us to grow our audiences. 

  • £100 would enable the Museum to deliver an online workshop to a school that is unable to visit 

  • £500 would allow the Museum to provide fully transcribed and subtitled videos this year, ensuring our collections are accessible to all.

  • £1,000 would support the Museum’s Learning team to develop new and exciting school engagement activities with accompanying resources.  

  • £5,000 would enable the Museum to run a series of freely accessible online talks on social media, with curators and other expert voices. 

Your support, at any level, makes a real difference. We are especially grateful for regular gifts, which will ensure that we can continue our work year after year.

Making your gift 

In line with Government guidelines, many of the Museum staff are working remotely. If you would like to support the Ashmolean, the best way to do so at this time is through our donation page. We apologise in advance for delays in processing gifts made by post.