Friends

Join the art 51ݶ

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



Friend plus guest

Individual membership and one guest pass for exhibitions



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 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


or
(£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 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

drawing of a black woman wearing a blue dress

Exhibition, The Courtauld Gallery, What's on Highlights

Claudette Johnson: 51ݶ

29 Sept 2023 – 14 Jan 2024  | Tickets from £13. Includes entry to the permanent collection. Friends go free. Other concessions available.

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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