Becoming a Member

Many institutions and collections at the SPK have their own circles of friends and supporters. Your participation helps the museums, libraries, and archives with numerous tasks. As a member you enjoy exclusive benefits.

A group of people during an evening event (Opens a Larger Version of the Image)Friends’ circles and supporters’ associations offer a platform for continual commitment. © Verein der Freunde der Nationalgalerie / Stephan Anger

Nearly all the collections of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (National Museums in Berlin) as well as the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library), the Ibero-Amerikanische Institut (Ibero-American Institute), and the Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung (State Institute for Music Research) have their own circles of friends and supporters. The oldest of these societies of supporters was founded in 1897. In early 2013, the circle of friends of the Musikinstrumenten-Museum (Museum of Musical Instruments) in the Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung was founded.

The circles of friends and supporters assist, for example, with making special exhibitions possible, acquiring works of art or objects to supplement the collections and supporting various educational programs. The circles of friends and supporters offer their members a diverse program with exclusive tours, lectures and other events.