Our Museum Members

The Whitworth, The University of Manchester
The Whitworth, The University of Manchester

Do you want to develop your permanent collections with contemporary art?

Are you interested in developing your collection through a gift of a work of contemporary art from the Contemporary Art Society?


The membership of £1,700 per year for the Fine Art Acquisitions Scheme and £550 for the Craft Omega Fund offers a range of opportunities to Members. The current membership stands at 70 institutions that hold approximately 100 collections.  We ask for a commitment from new Members for a minimum of four years.

 Membership provides access to the following:

The Acquisition Scheme: works are acquired with funds from the CAS and gifted to the Member Museum. Each Member Museum is guaranteed a work every four years on the condition that the Museum Member commits to the necessary time and resources to research and identify work for purchase.

Special Projects: eligibility to apply for Great Works, The Collections Fund, Valeria Napoleone XX Contemporary Art Society (VN XX CAS) and the Jackson Tang Ceramics Award.

Gifts and Bequests: eligibility for gifts and bequests managed through the Contemporary Art Society.

The Curator CPD Programme: As of 2016, Museum Members now join our Curator CPD Programme, the Subject Specialist Network for Contemporary Art in the UK. Organisational membership provides access for your team to a year round programme of events, seminars, conferences and national and international research trips, with travel bursaries available.

For further information on how to become a member of the Fine Art or Craft Acquisitions Schemes please contact: Christine Takengny, Curator, Museum Acquisitions Manager on Christine@contemporaryartsociety.org or 0207 017 8404


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