Samuel Courtauld Society

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Samuel Courtauld Society

Be at the heart of art and enjoy enhanced membership benefits and opportunities


"The Samuel Courtauld Society takes you to the heart of The Courtauld. Experiencing its excellence in teaching, exhibitions and the collections through a programme of fascinating visits and events is a privilege and always fun!"

Stuart Lochhead, Director's Circle member

Our exclusive events are led both by Courtauld staff and alumni working in leading museums and galleries across the world.

Typical events include;

  • Private views and behind-the-scenes tours
  • Tours of the most-anticipated London exhibitions
  • Visits to artists’ studios and prestigious private art collections
  • Trips to UK cultural heritage sites
  • Invitations to prominent worldwide art fairs
  • International art and architecture trips


Samuel Courtauld Society events programme

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In addition, SCS members enjoy all the benefits of our Friends scheme and the chance to engage with a diverse group of like-minded individuals who share your passion for art.

Associates at £500* per year

(Benefits £100/ suggested donation £400)

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Benefits include:

  •  Private view invitations (two a year)
  • A special programme of events including tours of major UK exhibitions and behind-the-scenes insights into The Courtauld and its collection
  • Advance booking privileges for our short courses
  • Invitation to our Summer Party
  • Free access to our libraries
  • Acknowledgement in our newsletter, annual report and exhibition catalogues
  • Annual report on what your membership donation has supported

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Patrons’ Circle at £1,500* per year

(Benefits £420/ suggested donation £1,080)

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Benefits include all of the Associate level benefits above, plus:

  • Director’s Preview champagne receptions for Courtauld exhibitions
  • Director’s Breakfasts: a seated breakfast in our stunning gallery, followed by curatorial tours of our exhibitions hosted by our Director
  • A special programme of events
  • The opportunity to attend our major annual art and architecture trip abroad
  • VIP passes to selected art fairs in the UK and abroad
  • A complimentary Courtauld exhibition catalogue of your choice

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Director’s Circle at £5,000* per year

(Benefits £555/ suggested donation £4445)

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Courtauld Gallery Goya Directors Dinner

Benefits include all of the Patrons’ Circle and Associate benefits above, plus:

  • Invitation to our annual dinner hosted by the Director
  • Exclusive visits to private art collections and artists’ studios
  • A personal curator-led tour for members and up to six friends at The Courtauld
  • A complimentary catalogue for each exhibition
  • Additional membership card for household member

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* In order to benefit from the government’s Gift Aid scheme, annual membership contributions represent an amount for members’ benefit costs and an additional suggested donation on which Gift Aid can be claimed.


How your membership helps

The Friends of The Courtauld is a membership charity which has played an important role in the life and work of The Courtauld for over 40 years.

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