Leeds Museums and Galleries are fortunate to be directly supported by a number of individual membership charitable organisations. These groups support us by funding object and art purchases, conservation projects and special exhibitions and it was the collections built up by the members of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society (LPLS) in the 19th century that became the core of the present Leeds collections.
Individual members enjoy special benefits including invitations to exhibition previews, free admission to sites and special exhibitions and many others. Depending on your areas of interest, you might like to consider becoming a member of one or more of these organisations, taking advantage of all they have to offer whilst supporting us.
Leeds Art Fund (LAF) - previously Leeds Art Collections Fund (LACF)
The LAF continually supports our Galleries and Country Houses and have helped us to purchase pieces like both 'The Age of Bronze' by Rodin and the Farnley Book of Birds by JMW Turner at Leeds Art Gallery. Visit the Leeds Art Fund website for more information.
The Friends of Leeds City Museums
Thanks to organisations like the Friends of Leeds City Museums, we have been able to restore 'Jack' the steam engine at Armley Mills and restoration of the musical instruments at Lotherton Hall, funded by the Friends, has meant that we can now hold live recital evenings at the Hall. Visit the Friends website for more information.
The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society (LPLS)
The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society are, and have been since 1819, huge supporters of Leeds Museums and Galleries. Visit the Society's website for more information.