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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

The Samuel Courtauld Society is a vibrant membership group which helps to support the activities of The Courtauld Institute of Art. Members enjoy a range of benefits including an unrivalled programme of events, all informed by Courtauld experts and our global network of trailblazing alumni.

Membership benefits include:

  • A programme of exclusive events led by Courtauld art specialists
  • Bespoke art and architecture trips in the UK and abroad
  • Advance booking for Courtauld study tours, summer schools and spring and autumn courses
  • Unique opportunities to visit private art collections and artists’ studios
  • Access to significant arts network through our staff and alumni
  • Invitations to Courtauld parties and receptions
  • VIP passes to prominent worldwide art fairs

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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 Director’s Dinner
  • Winter drinks hosted in the Director’s Office
  • Exclusive visits to private art collections and artists’ studios
  • A complimentary catalogue for each exhibition

To join at the Director’s Circle level please contact Hymie Dunn on +44 (0)20 3947 7740 or at


* 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

Membership contributions are directed towards curating and collections, scholarships, public programmes, Student Services and our specialist libraries.

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