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.

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.

Friend

Individual membership

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

Friend plus guest

Individual membership and one guest pass for exhibitions

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

Benefits

  • Free unlimited entry to The Courtauld Gallery, collection displays and exhibitions
  • Additional exclusive viewing opportunities
  • Ticketed events programme curated for Friends**
  • Access to presale tickets for exhibitions
  • Priority booking to selected events, lectures and debates
  • Advance notice of art history short courses
  • 10% discount in the Art Café
  • 10% discount in-store and online at The Courtauld Shop***
  • The Courtauld News; our annual magazine with insights, interviews, and stories from across The Courtauld community
  • Friends’ e-newsletter with exclusive offers from our respected partners

Friends’ Circle

Individual membership and one guest pass for exhibitions, plus invitations to breakfast private views and additional events

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

Benefits

  • Invitation to curator-led breakfast private views and early morning views
  • Free unlimited entry to The Courtauld Gallery, collection displays and exhibitions for you and a guest
  • Additional exclusive viewing opportunities
  • Ticketed events programme curated for Friends and opportunity to join day trips from our exclusive Patrons’ Programme***
  • Access to presale tickets for exhibitions
  • Priority booking to selected events, lectures and debates
  • Advance notice of art history short courses
  • Access to The Courtauld Libraries by appointment
  • 10% discount in the Art Café
  • 10% discount in-store and online at The Courtauld Shop***
  • The Courtauld News; our annual magazine with insights, interviews, and stories from across The Courtauld community
  • Friends’ e-newsletter with exclusive offers from our respected partners

Must-see exhibitions and displays

Gift Membership

Gift an exceptional year of expertly curated exhibitions, inspiring talks and events, exclusive offers, and more with a Friends Membership from £66

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Contact us

For membership enquiries, please contact our membership team on 020 3947 7749 or email membership@courtauld.ac.uk

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
***Terms and conditions 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

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