MEET ME APPEAL
Your donations will help develop accessible activities and welcoming programmes for our older visitors who are living with dementia or affected by loneliness
As part of the Ashmolean’s mission to offer visitors of any age an opportunity to connect to and celebrate heritage, we are launching Meet Me at the Ashmolean – a programme focused on making the Museum more welcoming and accessible to all.
Meet Me at the Ashmolean will build on the Museum's existing work to support over-55s, including programmes to help fight loneliness and to make the Museum work for those living with dementia.
By making a gift you will help us to enhance and improve our work with older people, and allow the Ashmolean to present an invigorating and inspiring programme to be enjoyed in an accessible and inclusive space.
All donations, whether a regular monthly gift of £5 or a single gift of £1,000, will help us reach our £45,000 target, keeping our doors open for free and ensuring that we are able to welcome the widest possible audience to the Museum.
How your gift will help:
- £5 a month would keep the conversation going over a cup of tea, either in the Ashmolean at one of our popular social workshop sessions or at a local care home.
- A single gift of £50 can train an Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Champion and 100 Dementia Friends to support dementia-friendly visits to the Museum.
- £250 could support heightened access to the collection through digital innovations such as 3D printed objects.
- £1,000 can fund changes to the galleries such as improved seating or ramp access and clearer labelling.