A letter to members of the Museum’s Friends Organization accompanying this issue of Sphæra explains some new arrangements for membership. Subscriptions are suspended for the period of closure, but membership is maintained and Friends will continue to receive Sphæra in the usual way.
When the Museum reopens it is likely that a different package will be offered to Friends. Experience shows that members want to be identified with the work of the Museum, to offer goodwill and some financial support, and like to receive Sphæra, but do not attend specially-organized events, since many live far from Oxford.
It seems appropriate, therefore, to reduce the subscription, to send Friends Sphæra and to keep them informed of the expanded public programme of events when the Museum reopens. Members who have renewed their subscriptions already will have these sums carried forward as credit to the new arrangements.