Hunterian Friends enjoy unlimited free access to our special exhibitions and a varied programme of exclusive events led by our Director and curatorial colleagues while supporting the nation's leading university museum and one of Scotland's most important cultural assets.
The entire collection cared for by The Hunterian was the first to be Recognised as a Collection of National Significance to Scotland.
Built on William Hunter’s founding bequest, the collections include scientific instruments used by James Watt, Joseph Lister and Lord Kelvin; outstanding Roman artefacts from the Antonine Wall; major natural sciences holdings; one of the world’s greatest numismatic collections; impressive ethnographic objects from the Pacific Ocean; a major collection of Scottish art; and one of the UK’s top six graphic art collections.
The Hunterian is also home to the world’s largest permanent display of the work of James McNeill Whistler, the largest single holding of the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and The Mackintosh House, the reassembled interiors from his Glasgow home.
Hunterian Friends give vital support and make a direct contribution towards new exhibitions and galleries, our education and conservation work, and to new acquisitions.
Hunterian Friends will receive a number of exclusive benefits:
- Free and unlimited admission to all Hunterian special exhibitions
- Programme of exclusive Members events led by Hunterian curators
- Invitation to special viewings of new exhibitions, led by curators
- 15% discount in our shops
- Regular communication on Hunterian activities
- Opportunities to participate behind the scenes in collection related activity
- Lectures by curators and visiting professionals
University of Glasgow Alumni £20.00
Download Friends Membership Application Form 2014
Hunterian Friends Events
A Personal Tour of Windyhill
NOW FULLY BOOKED!
Thursday 9 October 2014 (please note, this date has changed from 30 September)
2.00pm - 5.00pm
Hunterian Friends are offered a rare opportunity to visit this private home designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Owner David Cairns will lead a personal tour of Windyhill giving us his unique insight into this remarkable building. Friends will also be accompanied by Professor of Mackintosh Studies, Pamela Robertson.
Behind the Scenes Print Room Visit
Wednesday 15 October 2014
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Hunterian Art Gallery
Tickets: £20.00 per Friend
Places are limited
Following the success and popularity of last year's visit to the Hunterian Art Gallery Print Room, Friends will have another opportunity to get up close to some of the highlights of our world class print collection. An exclusive opportunity for our Friends group and not to be missed!
To book, download and return the Behind the Scenes Booking Form
Please note, the closing date for bookings is Wednesday 8 October 2014.
Scottish Art and Poetry Evening
Thursday 4 December 2014
6.00pm - 8.00pm
Hunterian Art Gallery
Tickets: £15.00 per Friend
Join us for an event which will explore how artists and poets draw inspiration from each other and various common sources. Focusing on our Scottish Art collection, Professor Alan Riach from the Scottish Literature Department will read works by a variety of poets and writers.
To book, download and return the Scottish Art and Poetry Booking Form
Please note, the closing date for bookings is Thursday 27 November 2014.
Previous Hunterian Friends Events can be found here.