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The Patrons of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna are an exclusive circle of individual art lovers dedicated to long-term support of the Museum and specific projects. Become a Patron and delve into the fascinating world of our collections, engage in conversations with our experts, and really get to know the museum.

Patrons support

Exhibition projects
One of the world’s leading museums, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna mounts important exhibitions acclaimed by both scholars and the media. Our aim is to present our visitors with new stimuli and deepen our collective understanding of the museum’s remarkable history and exceptional collections. Become a Patron and support this initiative to expand our exhibition programme, which explores both Old Masters and modern and contemporary art.

Lecture series
The extensive series of lectures and events organized in connection with our special exhibitions offers visitors an opportunity to deepen their understanding and stimulate discussions about these topics. Renowned art historian and acclaimed contemporary artists present findings from recent research and offer new insights into the works assembled in these exhibitions. Become a Patron and support this initiative to expand our lecture programme, ensuring a knowledge transfer that extend far beyond our museum.

Patrons enjoy Benefits

Make an annual donation of € 3000.- and enjoy*

  • a year’s free entry for two to all exhibitions and collections of the KHM-Museumsverband: The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, the Imperial Treasury Vienna, the Imperial Armoury, the Collection of Ancient Musical Instruments, the Ephesus Museum and the Weltmuseum Wien, the Theatre Museum (Palais Lobkowitz), the Imperial Carriage Museum and Ambras Castle Innsbruck
  • exclusive access to our Rubens’ Lounge on the Second Floor during normal opening hours
  • exclusive previews for Patrons of all our special exhibitions
  • personal invitations to all formal openings held by the KHM-Museumsverband
  • reserved seats at all podium discussions and lectures on Old Masters and contemporary art given by selected experts and prominent artists, followed by a cocktail reception in the Friends’ Lounge
  • a look behind the scenes led by artists and curators, and visits to artists’ studios
  • a private guided tour on a subject of your choice for 10 guests during normal opening hours
  • free tickets for evening events held at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (Ganymede, concerts and art conventions etc.)
  • join our annual art trip and visit partner museums, art conventions and fairs or private collections and artists’ studios with Director-General Sabine Haag
  • receive a free copy of all exhibition catalogues of our special exhibitions
  • receive a monthly newsletter listing all upcoming events
  • free Audio-Guides
  • enjoy a 10% discount on all Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna products in the Museum Shop (excl. price-maintained books)
  • enjoy a 20% discount in the cafe in the Cupola Hall of Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and at the Weltmuseum Wien

    * Your donation to the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is allowable as a business expense for companies according to §4a para. 4 lit b Austrian Income Tax Act 1988 and allowable as incidental expenditure for individuals according to §18 para. 1 Z7 Austrian Income Tax Act 1988.

Become a member

Do you want to become a PATRON of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna? We look forward to hearing from you!

Bärbel Holaus-Heintschel
Tel. +43 1 525 24- 4035


For more information, please contact

Bärbel Holaus-Heintschel
KHM Museumsverband
Burgring 5, 1010 Vienna
Tel. +43 1 525 24- 4035


Account holder: KHM-Museumsverband
IBAN: AT70 6000 0005 1014 1679
Reference: Patrons

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