Become a Friend


Founded in 1975, the Friends are a vital support for Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums.

Over the years the Friends have provided financial support for the acquisition of works by leading artists and makers as well as objects relating to Aberdeen’s heritage. Around 60 of the most important are on display at Aberdeen Art Gallery and Aberdeen Maritime Museum. The remainder are accessible to researchers and visitors to Aberdeen Treasure Hub Museum Centre. 

As well as helping to develop and care for our Recognised Collection of National Significance through purchases and commissions, the Friends also support conservation work and new displays. They run events and activities, support exhibitions, fundraise, volunteer and get hands-on alongside our staff at all our venues. 

“Social and cultural events organised by the Friends provide you with updates about what is happening in Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums. It’s also good to know that subscriptions contribute to new acquisitions, keeping the collections contemporary and relevant.”  Kathleen Cowie, Friend