Get Involved

There are many ways to be a part of the Center‚ from training to become a museum guide to helping visitors as an information volunteer at the front desk. Find out how you can learn‚ share‚ contribute‚ and make a difference at the Center.


The Yale Center for British Art gratefully accepts donations in support of our exhibitions, educational opportunities, programs, and visitor experience. If you would like to make a donation in person or over the phone, or if you have any additional questions, please contact Advancement and External Affairs ( | +1 203 432 8559). To make an online donation, visit Giving to Yale.

Friends of British Art

The Friends of British Art include collectors‚ scholars‚ and other patrons who share a deep interest in British art from the sixteenth century to the present day. Their aim is to provide vital support for the Yale Center for British Art, principally in the area of acquisitions. For more information, visit Friends of British Art.

Free Membership

If you are interested in joining our free membership program, please contact Advancement and External Affairs ( | +1 203 432 8559) or sign up today.

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Without question, art enriches a community. Each year the Yale Center for British Art offers a variety of programs and exhibitions designed to engage and inspire visitors of all ages. Corporate sponsorships help make this possible. From evening lecture series to family days to exceptional exhibitions, there are numerous opportunities for partnerships that benefit the Center and your business. 

As a sponsor, you reach more than 100,000 people who visit the museum each year from the region and abroad. Your name appears in all communications about the program you support, and as an exhibition sponsor your logo appears on all press materials, advertising, exhibition signage, the title wall, and more. Through the Center’s diverse sponsorship program, you may also receive access to entertainment spaces and specialized tours.

In addition to financial support, the Center also welcomes in-kind trade and media partnerships. For more information please contact Advancement and External Affairs ( | +1 203 432 8559).


The Center offers two volunteer programs for individuals with a passion for the arts and an interest in contributing to the community.

Information Volunteer Program

Information Volunteers, the visitor’s first contact with the museum, greet and orient the public to the Center, its collections, exhibitions, and programs. Their role is vital to shaping a positive visitor experience at the Center. A minimum commitment of one year is required; applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

For information about volunteer opportunities, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator ( | +1 203 432 9491).

Docent Program

The Yale Center for British Art volunteer docents offer tours for visitors of the Center’s collections, architecture, and special exhibitions. Docents also lead tours for visiting school children of all ages. Docents are responsible for researching and preparing their tours, under the auspices of the Education Department. Becoming a docent requires a three-year commitment: one year of training followed by two years of service. New and experienced docents train every Monday during the academic year with additional time spent on research and special projects.

For further information, contact the Education Department ( | +1 203 432 2858).