Friends of Art History in Focus


Friends of Art History in Focus receive many exclusive benefits, including:

  • Access to a special, Friends-only priority booking list for all Art History in Focus events, including online talks, holidays* and courses. When booking opens, there will be a period in which you will have first right of refusal on spaces. Just log into your account in order to access the priority booking.
  • Three complimentary Friends’ events per calendar year, some worth over £100 each. Recent events have included a private opening and viewing of the Baring Archive and Deutsche Bank’s London art collection; a lecture given by the Chairman of Venice in Peril, and in-person tours given by the National Gallery’s Head of Framing, Peter Schade. Some of our events are online and others are in person.
  • Two complimentary online lectures/tours per calendar year worth £10 each.
  • Automatic entrance in a quarterly Art History in Focus draw, with a chance to win exciting prizes each season such as art catalogues, magazine subscriptions, exhibition tickets, discounts on Art History in Focus events, wine and beautiful museum gifts.
  • Special benefits on Art History in Focus tours abroad, such as room upgrades if these become available.
  • If a tour or event is fully booked, Friends of Art History in Focus who have joined a waiting list will receive first right of refusal on spaces, if these become available.
  • A regular Friends’ newsletter email.


Annual membership costs £89 for a single membership and £149 for two people living at the same address.

Membership is open to anyone over the age of 18. To become a Friend of Art History in Focus simply log in after registering your details with us and complete our online subscription form by clicking the large gold “Subscribe” tab on this page. Please click here for the full terms and conditions.

Upcoming Events

Some upcoming Friends’ events can be found here.

If you are a Friend of Art History in Focus and would like updates on our latest events, offers and prizes, please check your latest newsletter or just send us an email and we’d be glad to help.

* Due to high demand for tours and events we cannot always guarantee availability, so do book early to guarantee your place.

Gift Membership

Treat your friends and family to a Friends of Art History in Focus membership – the perfect birthday or anniversary present! Just send us and email and we will arrange this for you.