Ever since its fouding, it has been the aim of the Friends of the Museum of Fine Arts (MSK) to collect funds in order to purchase works of art. Thanks to their initiatives, you can admire numerous masterpieces in Ghent, including the world-famous panels by Hieronymus Bosch, works by Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens or Hals, but also a large number of foreign masters, such as Géricault, De Champaigne, Hogarth, Magnasco and many others.

The efforts of the Friends of the museum have also contributed to the construction of the museum building in the Citadelpark and, more recently, to the new presentation of the museum interior and the expansion of the new Print Room.

Benefits for members

Friends are offered a year's worth of benefits.

Full member:

free admission to the complete collection and exhibitions of the MSK;
free admission to the permanent collection of the KMSK Antwerp, the Groeninge Museum Bruges, the M-Museum Leuven, the Mu.ZEE Ostend (with the exception of the Ensor and Spilliaert Museum Wing) and the Permekemuseum in Jabbeke;
admission at reduced price at SMAK;
personal invitation to the opening of each exhibition in the MSK;
discount for lectures, walking tours and other events;
possibility to participate in exclusive excursions and art trips at home and abroad;
10% discount on publications in the museum shop;
Participation in the annual general meeting;
a subscription to the Museum Newspaper (in Dutch).

Sustaining member:
All the above benefits plus:

mention in the Museum Newspaper
invitation to the VIP-openings of exhibitions
you are nominated by the Board of Directors as an effective, voting member of the General Assembly


The membership fee is:

individual: 40 euro
individual (60+): 30 euro
with partner: 60 euro
with partner for 60+: 50 euro
Up to 25 years of age: 20 euros
Supporting member with partner from: 300 euro