Join the art movement

Join today and become part of a vibrant community that celebrates art and its impact on the world

The app 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 app remains a place to inspire new thinking about art and culture for generations to come. Thank you.

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Friends get free unlimited entry to our collection displays and exhibitions, access to presale tickets and sold-out time slots, priority booking to selected events, advance notice of art history short courses, exclusive events, discounts and more.

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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

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.

app Institute of Art (company no 4464432) is an exempt charity under the Charities Act 2011