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Young Ambassadors

The National Gallery’s young patrons programme

Become a Young Ambassador

Young Ambassadors is the National Gallery’s young patron programme for people aged 20 to 45. It's designed for a diverse group of young professionals who are passionate about art and united in their desire to support us and enjoy close access to our collection and experts.

Learning is at the core of the programme and the Young Ambassadors explore the story of European art through insider access to the collection; discovering how artists of the past – Rubens, Titian, Turner, Cezanne, Constable, Van Gogh, Monet – continue to inspire artists of today. 

Named after one of our most iconic paintings – The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger – the Young Ambassadors represent a range of nationalities and embody the spirit of the Gallery’s collection which highlights the international nature of art patronage throughout history.       

Image above: Young Ambassador Co-Chairs Monica Irani, Alma Zevi and Chloe Stead with The Ambassadors (1533) by Hans Holbein the Younger

Benefits and events

A donation of £1,200 (£100 per month) enables Young Ambassadors to enjoy a range of exclusive events and private views throughout the year, including exhibition openings, private views with curator-led tours, special after-hours talks, and events outside the Gallery such as studio visits and collection views.

Through carefully curated events, Young Ambassadors will learn about the contemporary relevance of the Gallery’s masterpieces. 

Benefits include:

  • Unlimited entry to all exhibitions at the National Gallery for member plus a guest
  • Invitation to two major exhibition openings
  • Private views with curator-led talks for major exhibitions
  • Invitation to Unexpected View, the Gallery’s signature event during Frieze week featuring leading contemporary artists
  • Invitation to the annual Patrons Open House event in January (plus one guest)
  • Studio and collection visits
  • Publications including a Young Ambassadors newsletter, the Gallery Insider, and a copy of the Annual Review
  • Acknowledgement in the National Gallery Annual Review

How to join

If you are interested in joining, please see the Young Ambassadors Brochure for details on how to make the membership donation of £1,200, then register using one of the following methods:

Register online as a Young Ambassador and pay your membership donation via credit card.


To pay via BACS or another method, or find out more, please contact our Young Ambassadors Manager, Emily Redfield Chaplin at