Friends

Join the art movement

Join today and become part of a vibrant community that celebrates art and its impact on the world

The Courtauld is internationally recognised as a leading centre for the research and teaching of the history, conservation and curation of visual art with a world-renowned gallery and collection at its heart.

Our global community forms a creative and cultural powerhouse of influential thought leaders and change makers, including illustrious alumni, expert conservators and curators, leading academics, and art enthusiasts. We are brought together by a shared interest to engage with, learn and generate new ideas about art history and the impact art has on society.

Friend – enjoy free unlimited entry for one

from £5.50 a month – discover benefits below

Join £5.50 a month by Direct Debit
Join £61 a year by Direct Debit
Join £66 a year by credit/debit card

Priority benefits

Free, priority and unlimited entry to The Courtauld Gallery, collection displays and exhibitions
Priority booking to selected events, lectures and debates
Advance notice of art history short courses

Exclusive events

Curated programme of ticketed members’ events
Member-only viewing opportunities and members’ days
Priority booking and discount to the annual Courtauld Party

Discounts and offers

10% discount in-store and online at The Courtauld Shop
10% discount in the Art Cafe
Exclusive offers from our respected partners

Curated content

Monthly Friends e-newsletter
Annual magazine The Courtauld News

 

Friend plus guest – share unforgettable experiences

from £7.50 a month – discover benefits below

Join £7.50 a month by Direct Debit
Join £85 a year by Direct Debit
Join £90 a year by credit/debit card

Priority benefits

Free, priority and unlimited entry to The Courtauld Gallery, collection displays and exhibitions for you and a guest
Priority booking to selected events, lectures and debates
Advance notice of art history short courses

Exclusive events

Curated programme of ticketed members’ events
Member-only viewing opportunities and members’ days
Priority booking and discount to the annual Courtauld Party

Discounts and offers

10% discount in-store and online at The Courtauld Shop
10% discount in the Art Cafe
Exclusive offers from our respected partners

Curated content

Monthly Friends e-newsletter
Annual magazine The Courtauld News

 

Friends' Circle – help shape the future of art history

from £42 a month – discover benefits below

Join £42 a month by Direct Debit
Join £500 a year by Direct Debit
Join £500 a year by credit/debit card

£120 benefits £380 suggested donation

Priority benefits

Free, priority and unlimited entry to The Courtauld Gallery, collection displays and exhibitions for you and a guest
VIP access to our exhibitions at exclusive extended hours
Priority booking to selected events, lectures and debates
Advance notice of art history short courses
Access to our Book, Witt and Conway libraries

Exclusive events

Invitation to our exclusive exhibition previews
Opportunity to join ticketed day trips from our Patrons programme (additional cost applies)
Curated programme of ticketed Friends events
Member-only viewing opportunities and members’ days
Priority booking and discount to the annual Courtauld Party

Discounts and offers

10% discount in-store and online at The Courtauld Shop
10% discount in the Art Cafe
Exclusive offers from our respected partners

Curated content

Monthly Friends e-newsletter
Annual magazine The Courtauld News
Annual donor report, In Focus featuring acknowledgement of your support, if desired

 

We will send membership packs, including membership cards, ahead of the Gallery reopening in November 2021. In the meantime, we’ll continue to share the latest news and members’ offers via the monthly Friends e-newsletter.

Join the art movement today and get an extra month free!*

Become a Friend plus guest for just £7.50 a month

Gallery reopening

In November, The Courtauld Gallery will reopen the doors to its historic home in Somerset House following a major transformation project – there’s never been a better time to be a Friend as we approach one of the most exciting and memorable moments in our history.

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Gift membership

Gift a Friends membership to a loved one and while they enjoy a year of discovering art, you’ll be helping safeguard one of the world’s greatest art collections and supporting our students – the curators, conservators and art historians of the future.

Buy Friend membership gift voucher
Buy Friend plus guest membership gift voucher
Buy Friends’ Circle membership gift voucher

Renew your membership

Continue your journey with The Courtauld and immerse yourself in our exhibitions, events, collection, libraries and archive.

Price freeze until January 2022
We’re holding prices for existing Friends until January 2022. If you pay by Direct Debit, we will notify you of your new payment amount with your renewal reminder.

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Contact us

For membership enquiries, please contact our membership team on +44 (0)20 3947 7749 or email membership@courtauld.ac.uk.

Please note for Gift Aid purposes, we are required to indicate the commercial value of the benefits we may offer to Friends’ Circle (£120). Any voluntary donation above the agreed values of benefits will be eligible for Gift Aid; it is possible to purchase a Friends’ Circle membership without making a donation.

The Courtauld Institute of Art is a company limited by guarantee (company no. 4464432) and an exempt charity for the purposes of the Charities Act 1993 under the exempt charities order 2002 No. 1626.

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