American Friends of the British Museum

Patrons Programs

netsuke Inlaid gold pendant, from Tillya Tepe, Afghanistan, 1st century AD.


The British Museum Patrons are an international group of individuals with interests in the Museum’s diverse collections and its broader vision and goals. They help to support a wide range of activities including pioneering conservation and research, curatorial posts and educational programmes.

Patron membership enables individuals to experience a deeper engagement with the Museum’s collections. Through a varied program of events, Patrons enjoy unparalleled access to the institution.

The great generosity of the British Museum Patrons allows the Museum to do so much more than would otherwise be possible, and this support is integral to the Museum’s continued development and success.

For information on how to get involved please contact the Patrons office on or +44 20 7323 8134; or call the American Friends of the British Museum office at 212-812-4362.