Friends of the Kunsthistorisches Museum
The Friends of the Kunsthistorisches Museum offer a platform for everyone interested in art. Come and join us, make the most of the advantages included in your membership, and enjoy our varied and interesting programme.
Friends of the KHM enjoy free entry to all the collections:
- Kunsthistorisches Museum
- Treasury (Hofburg)
- Collections of Historical Arms and Armour, Collections of Historic Musical Instruments, The Ephesus Museum und Weltmuseum Wien (Neue Burg)
- The Austrian Theatre Museum (Lobkowitz Palce)
- The Carriage Museum (Schönbrunn Palace)
- Ambras Castle (Innsbruck)
As a member you also enjoy the following benefits:
- receive our magazine ten times a year; an information brochure listing all our activities (lectures, talks, trips etc.)
- enjoy 15 % off on all purchases in the Gift Shop (excl. books with fixed resale price)
- free Audio Guides
- use of the library of the Kunsthistorisches Museum (by appointment)
- exclusive use of the Member’s Lounge
By becoming a member you help to preserve and enlarge the extensive collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. The Friends support the conservation of artworks, the upkeep of historical showrooms and (during the last few years) the new installation of the reconfigured galleries of the Kunstkammer, scheduled to reopen in March 2013.
With your help the Friends also support various important research projects, and contribute to the financing of lectures and publications
The money raised by the Friends derives from annual membership fees and the sale of tickets to our numerous events:
- excellent lectures, gallery talks, seminars and panel discussions
- invitations to previews of various temporary exhibitions
- “behind the scenes” visits
- workshops held at the KHM’s Studio
- attractive day-trips and longer trips led by experts/museum curators
Donations also help augment the Friends’ financial resources.