MEET ME APPEAL

THANK YOU!

You have helped us raise over £36,500 so far towards our winter appeal. Thank you to all those who have helped us so far! All of your donations make a huge difference.

 

Your support is helping us to continue to build our programme for all visitors, particularly those who experience loneliness or dementia

WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP

We are still asking for your support to help us reach our goal of £45,000 by March 2019, so that we can, this year, create a new Older People’s Action Team, as well as fund practical changes to the galleries such as improved seating, creating social spaces, ramp access, and clearer labelling.

We will also be able to continue our hugely popular Meet Me at the Museum social workshops which embrace three key areas that promote good brain health in older age: cognitive stimulation; physical activity; and social interaction.*

 

 

*Endorsed by Clare O’Donoghue, DPhil, a Post-doctoral researcher working with OxDARE (Oxford Dementia and Ageing Research)

HOW YOUR GIFT WILL HELP

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.

 

  • £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.

 

Thank you for your support!

NEW PROGRAMMES AT THE MUSEUM

 

MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM

The Ashmolean runs regular events for older visitors, including the popular, monthly social workshops which stimulate new conversations and learning through behind-the-scenes access, object handling, and specialist-led tours.

Our next Meet Me at the Museum session takes place on Wednesday 13 February.

Admission is free but booking is advised. To book a place, or to find out more, email beth.mcdougall@prm.ox.ac.uk

FIND OUT MORE

 

VOLUNTEER

Most volunteers work with the public: from helping with family-friendly activities to staffing the information desk, and from stewarding late-night events to delivering introductory tours. A small number of volunteers help in other areas of the collections: assisting curatorial, administrative or education staff in a more behind-the-scenes capacity.

Apply to be a volunteer

 

A NEW OLDER PEOPLE’S ACTION TEAM

We are actively seeking the opinions of older people, both regular visitors and those who may be put off due to real or imagined barriers.

By supporting Meet Me at the Ashmolean you will enable us to create an Older People’s Action Team encouraging our older visitors to contribute to, and help co-curate the Museum’s programme, offering unique insight into how we can improve our physical spaces including signage, display cases and seating.

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