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.

As a Friend, your support will enable us to continue our mission to make art available for all and ensure The Courtauld remains a place to inspire new thinking about art and culture for generations to come.


Enjoy free unlimited entry for one

£5.50 a month by Direct Debit*
£61 a year by Direct Debit
£66 a year by card

Friend plus guest

Share unforgettable experiences

£7.50 a month by Direct Debit*
£85 a year by Direct Debit
£90 a year by card

Priority benefits

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

Exclusive events

Curated programme of ticketed Friends’ Events**
Friends-only viewing opportunities and annual Friends’ Day
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 Café
Exclusive offers from our respected partners

Curated content

Monthly Friends e-newsletter; stay up to date with the latest news from across The Courtauld
The Courtauld News; our annual magazine with insights, interviews, and stories from The Courtauld community

Friends’ Circle

Help shape the future of art history

£42 a month by Direct Debit*
£500 a year by Direct Debit or card
(£120 benefits £380 suggested donation)

Enjoy all the benefits above, plus:

VIP access to our highly acclaimed exhibitions at exclusive extended hours
Access to The Courtauld libraries
Invitation to our exclusive exhibition previews
Opportunity to join ticketed day trips from our Patrons’ Programme**
In Focus; our annual donor report
Acknowledgement of your support, if desired

Must see exhibitions and displays

Upcoming Friends' Events

Gift membership

Gift a whole year of must-see exhibitions, inspiring talks and events, exclusive offers, and more.

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Two people looking at a sculpture on display in a gallery. i Courtauld Alumni Drinks Reception, 2022 © Katrina Duffey

Contact us

For membership enquiries, please contact our membership team on +44 (0)20 3947 7749 or email

The Membership Office opening hours are Monday – Friday, 10.00 – 17.00. For further information on membership, please read our membership FAQs and membership T&Cs.

*Monthly Direct Debit for 12 months. Direct Debit payment not available on gift membership.
**Additional costs apply.

Please note for Gift Aid purposes, the value of the guest pass (£24) of Friend plus guest is not eligible for Gift Aid. We are also 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.

Courtauld Institute of Art (company no 4464432) is an exempt charity under the Charities Act 2011.