During our closure we have been amazed by your messages of support. Many have already got in touch to forgo their membership extensions or donated to us, and we have been asked how else you can help. Your support as Members is critical in such challenging times. If you are able to stay as Members with us whilst we weather the changes ahead, that already will be immensely valuable to us.
If you are in a position to help us further, you can do so in a number of ways.
1. Waive the extension on your Membership
We understand that without physical access to the Museum, for the time being, you are unable to make the most of your Membership at the moment.
To ensure you don’t miss out on your Membership, and as a thank you for your continued support, we automatically extended your membership for an initial three months (from 19 March), and a further extension is currently being reviewed.
However, if you are able and happy to forgo this extension, it will equate to a vital contribution to the Ashmolean’s financial health.
We are very grateful to those who have already done this, and anyone who might consider it.
We are still ironing out the technical details on how to do this, but if you get in touch with the Membership Team via email@example.com we will make sure this is actioned for you.
2. Purchase a Gift Membership
Gifting a Membership is a great way to share the experience of exploring the Ashmolean and all its treasures within, and something amazing to look forward to when we are able to reopen our doors.
Gift Memberships can be redeemed within 12 months from purchase, giving the recipients full flexibility as to when their year of exploration starts.
Please note we will be able to dispatch physical gift membership packs once we have access to the Museum. In the meantime, we can issue an e-certificate for you to pass on to the recipient.
3. Make a donation
Any donation you are able to give contributes towards the Ashmolean’s financial health, especially at a time when we are not able to welcome visitors and generate enough income to sustain our vast programme of activities and exhibitions. Thank you for your generosity.
Make a donation