Throughout its history, The Fitzwilliam Museum has been dependent upon the generosity of its supporters. Like the buildings which house them, the collections have grown thanks to gifts, bequests and grants from external sources, both private and public. The Director is always happy to hear from potential donors and benefactors. He and his colleagues will be pleased to advise on tax-efficient donations, of works of art as well as financial contributions, including legacies. All gifts and bequests are acknowledged; donors’ names are displayed alongside works of art they have given and in galleries they have either built or refurbished. There are a number of naming opportunities for major gifts.
The following are some of the ways you may like to consider supporting the Museum:
Without generous donations the Fitzwilliam would be unable to open its doors free to the public, conserve its important collection or deliver its renowned education services.
By leaving a gift in your will you will help us safeguard this important collection for future generations to appreciate.
Sponsorship of exhibitions, events and educational programmes at the Fitzwilliam offers opportunities for businesses to strengthen their corporate image and promote their brand.
As a member of the Marlay Group you will enjoy a special relationship with one of the greatest art collections of the nation and contribute to the future of the Museum.
The Friends of the Fitzwilliam were founded in 1909, the first such support group in Britain. The Friends enjoy many benefits and annual contributions are used to enrich the Museum’s collections.
Established to encourage students' interest in The Fitzwilliam Museum, the Society is open to all members of the University of Cambridge.