Patrons

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Courtauld Patrons are a group of extraordinary philanthropists who play a critical role in ensuring The Courtauld continues to flourish as a ground-breaking centre of academic excellence for exceptional teaching and research in art history, curating and conservation.

Your kindness and generosity will go towards supporting our innovative programme of exhibitions, safeguarding one of the world’s finest art collections for future generations to enjoy, and increasing vital provisions for our students to excel in their studies.

If you would like to enjoy a closer relationship with The Courtauld and gain unparalleled access to our illustrious alumni, expert conservators and curators, and leading academics through a curated programme of exclusive events, we’d love to hear from you.

Director’s Circle

Enjoy a close relationship with The Courtauld and get unprecedented access to our international community of leading experts and meet our Director alongside fellow Courtauld Patrons to learn more about our future plans




(£950 benefits £5050 suggested donation)

Benefits

  • Invitation to annual Director’s dinner
  • Invitation to annual Director’s Circle drinks celebration
  • Invitation to our exhibition private views
  • Invitation to Director’s breakfast private views
  • Invitation to curator-led breakfast private views and early morning views
  • Curated programme of exclusive events including expert-led visits to galleries, exhibitions and collections
  • Opportunity to join art and architecture trips**
  • VIP access to selected art fairs including Frieze and Photo London
  • Free unlimited entry to The Courtauld Gallery, collection displays and exhibitions for you and a guest
  • Additional exclusive viewing opportunities
  • Access to ticketed events programme curated for Friends**
  • Access to presale tickets for exhibitions
  • Priority booking to selected events, lecture and debates
  • Advance notice and priority booking for art history short courses
  • Access to The Courtauld Libraries by appointment
  • 10% discount in the Art Cafe
  • 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
  • Patrons’ e-newsletter with exclusive offers from our respected partners

Patrons’ Circle

Gain unparalleled access to a world-renowned Gallery and collection through a curated programme of exclusive events led by our illustrious alumni, expert conservators and curators, and leading academics




(£650 benefits £1350 suggested donation)

Benefits

  • Invitation to our exhibition private views
  • Invitation to Director’s breakfast private views
  • Invitation to curator-led breakfast private views and early morning views
  • Curated programme of exclusive events including expert-led visits to galleries, exhibitions and collections
  • Opportunity to join art and architecture trips**
  • VIP access to selected art fairs including Frieze and Photo London
  • Free unlimited entry to The Courtauld Gallery, collection displays and exhibitions for you and a guest
  • Additional exclusive viewing opportunities
  • Access to ticketed events programme curated for Friends**
  • Access to presale tickets for exhibitions
  • Priority booking to selected events, lectures and debates
  • Advance notice and priority booking for 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
  • Patrons’ e-newsletter with exclusive offers from our respected partners

Contact us

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss which level of patronage is right for you, 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, we are required to indicate the commercial value of the benefits we may offer to Patrons’ Circle (£650) and Director’s Circle (£950). Any voluntary donation above the agreed values of benefits will be eligible for Gift Aid; it is possible to purchase a Patrons’ Circle or Director’s 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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