Friends

Join the art movement

Become a Friend today and be part of an international community of influential art enthusiasts, thought leaders and change makers.

Friends have a unique opportunity to engage with all aspects of our work, from meeting our illustrious alumni to hearing from our curatorial experts and leading academics.

Your support will enable us to continue to care for one of the world’s finest art collections, support academic excellence in the research, conservation, curation and teaching of art history and ensure The Courtauld remains a place to inspire new thinking about art and culture for generations to come.

Membership levels

Friend £60 per year / Save £5 by Direct Debit

Benefits

  • Invitation to visit our newly transformed Gallery before it opens to the public in November 2021
  • Curated programme of online Friends events including first access to our In Conversation recorded series with leading experts from our alumni
  • Priority booking to selected events, lectures and debates from our Research Forum
  • Advance notice of Short Courses
  • Annual magazine The Courtauld News
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • We will also share email updates on the benefits available to Friends in the lead-up to the Gallery reopening

Courtauld alumni receive a discounted rate on Friends membership.

Gift membership £60 per year

Treat someone you love to a year of inspiring experiences with a Friends gift membership.

Benefits

  • Invitation to visit our newly transformed Gallery before it opens to the public in late 2021
  • Curated programme of online Friends events including first access to our In Conversation recorded series with leading experts from our alumni
  • Priority booking to selected events, lectures and debates from our Research Forum
  • Advance notice of Short Courses
  • Annual magazine The Courtauld News
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • We will also share email updates on the benefits available to Friends in the lead-up to the Gallery reopening

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 as a gift
Two people talking in a gallery in front of a contemporary painting. i The Courtauld Gallery, 2015 © Benedict Johnson
The Courtauld Great Room © Nissen Richards Studio

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.

Renew your membership

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

Renew
A group of people talking outdoors at The Courtauld Summer Party in 2019. i Summer Party, 2019 © Jim Winslet

Contact us

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


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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