Help our online collections grow
The Ashmolean is home to half a million years of human history and creativity. Help us share our treasures with the world by supporting this appeal, and enable our online collections to double by July 2020. Your support will underpin essential work to document, photograph and upload more than 100,000 paintings, prints, coins and artefacts to our dedicated website collections.ashmolean.org
A gift of any level can make a difference.
All donations, whether a monthly gift of £5 or a single gift of £1,000 will have immediate impact on our work and ensure that the widest possible audiences can experience, enjoy, learn from and be inspired by our collections.
Our Welcoming the World appeal aims to open up the Ashmolean's collections to international communities to help us gain a better understanding of their cultural significance and history – from delicate Old Masters prints stored in our Western Art Print Room to our much loved Egyptian collection.
By supporting this appeal you can help us accelerate our digital collections work and ensure we can share our treasures with the broadest possible audiences – from children completing school projects, to researchers making new discoveries, and those who are just curious about the world.
"The publication of our collections online has transformed how we can reach our visitors.
Not only are our objects now accessible to those who are not able to visit the museum in person, but also hidden views are now clearly visible. Works currently not on display because they are too fragile to be on show in the galleries, can now also be made available to study.
Collections Online is a great tool for visitors, researchers, students and art lovers alike."