Help our online collections grow


The Ashmolean is home to half a million years of human history and creativity and has always been committed to sharing its remarkable treasures far beyond its walls. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, in July 2020 we successfully reached our ambitious target of getting 25% of our collections online.

In these uncertain times, growing our online collections is more vital than ever. You can help support essential work to document, photograph and upload 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."

– An Van Camp, Head of Digital Collections and the Christopher Brown Curator of Northern European Art