Gallery Breakfast

The Samuel Courtauld Society is a thriving membership group offering a unique and exciting events programme to its members. Our exclusive events are led both by Courtauld staff and alumnus working in leading museums and galleries across the world. Typical events include:

  •  Private views and behind-the-scenes tours of Courtauld exhibitions and departments
  • Tours of the most-anticipated new exhibitions opening in London
  •  Visits to artist's studios and prestigious private art collections
  • Trips to UK cultural heritage sites
  •  Invitations to prominent worldwide art fairs
  •  Our annual international art and architecture trip- a bespoke trip giving privileged acess to our chosen city's cultural highlights


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.

To enjoy these benefits and support the Courtauld's work, join us now online or see below for further options.


Membership levels


There are three levels of Samuel Courtauld Society membership, each offering an exclusive range of members’ benefits. To find out more please click the links below:

Associates at £500* per year (Benefits £100/ suggested donation £400)

Patrons’ Circle at £1,250* per year (Benefits £350/ suggested donation £900)

Director’s Circle at £5,000* per year (Benefits £555/ suggested donation £4445)

* 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.


Samuel Courtauld Society membership dues are directed to the charity the 'Friends of The Courtauld'.



Ways to Join

Join online today
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US Support
Phone us on +44 (0) 20 7848 2194