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Become a Friend today and be part of an international community of influential art enthusiasts, thought leaders and change makers.


Friends have a unique opportunity to engage with all aspects of our work, from meeting our illustrious alumni to hearing from our curatorial experts and leading academics.

Your support will enable us to continue to care for one of the world’s finest art collections, support academic excellence in the research, conservation, curation and teaching of art history and ensure The Courtauld remains a place to inspire new thinking about art and culture for generations to come.

Choose a membership

£60 per annum – save £5 by Direct Debit

Alumni Friend*
£40 per annum



Join today and enjoy
  • Invitation to visit our newly transformed Gallery before it opens to the public in late 2021
  • A curated programme of online Friends events including first access to our In Conversation recorded series with leading experts from our alumni
  • Priority booking to selected events, lectures and debates from our Research Forum
  • Advance notice of Short Courses
  • Annual magazine The Courtauld News
  • Monthly e-newsletter

We will also share email updates on the benefits available to Friends in the lead-up to the Gallery reopening.

2021 at The Courtauld – a pivotal moment in our history

Later this year, The Courtauld Gallery will reopen the doors to its historic home in Somerset House following a major transformation project – there’s never been a better time to be a Friend as we approach one of the most exciting and memorable moments in our history.

Find out more

Renew your membership

Continue your journey with The Courtauld and immerse yourself in our exhibitions, events, collection, libraries and archive.

Gift membership

Gift a Friends membership to a loved one and while they enjoy a year of discovering art, you’ll be helping safeguard one of the world’s greatest art collections and supporting our students – the curators, conservators and art historians of the future.

For membership enquiries, please contact our membership team on +44 (0)20 3947 7749 or email

* Courtauld alumni receive a discounted rate on Friends membership.

The Courtauld Institute of Art is a company limited by guarantee (company no. 4464432) and an exempt charity for the purposes of the Charities Act 1993 under the exempt charities order 2002 No. 1626.

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