There are three different levels of Samuel Courtauld Society membership, each offering an exciting range of exclusive members’ benefits.

All members of the Samuel Courtauld Society are automatically members of the Friends of The Courtauld and enjoy their benefits.



Annual contribution: £500* (Benefits £100/ suggested donation £400)

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

Annual contribution: £1250* (Benefits £350/ suggested donation £900)

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

  • Director's Preview champagne receptions for Courtauld exhibitions (two a year)

  • 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 (approximately 40 events a year) including visits to Europe and the USA

  • 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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Directors' Circle

Annual contribution: £5000* (Benefits £555/ suggested donation £4445)

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


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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. Please Download an application form [PDF] for details of how the benefit costs and suggested donation amounts are split.


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