The Ashmolean Fund was formally launched in 2014 to underpin the visual, educational and academic impact of the Museum. To date, we have secured just over £23 million towards our initial target of £25 million, and we thank everyone who has contributed so far. During the course of the campaign we have endowed five senior curators across departments, as well as the work of several departments including public engagement and education.
Every gift to the endowment, whether unrestricted or directed towards a particular part of our programme, touches the entire institution and maintains Elias Ashmole’s vision of a grand museum opening doors to the minds of Oxford. Now that our first target is firmly within our sights, we are looking ahead to the next milestone. With the support of our friends and benefactors, we aim to grow the endowment in line with our ambitions to £50 million in the medium term, helping shape the future of this incomparable institution.