The current Allard Pierson Museum Society has been in existence since 1969 and aims to promote interest in and the prosperity of the museum, in part by issuing publications and organising lectures. Thanks to the involvement of friends, benefactors, private individuals and the business community, the museum has been able to make important acquisitions. Moreover, the Society helps to ensure that exhibitions and other activities can take place at the museum.
The Friends of the Special Collections was founded in 1937 as the ‘Society of Friends of the University Library of Amsterdam’, making it one of the oldest such organisations in the country. It has since become the Friends of the Special Collections, which has also incorporated the Friends of the (former) Theater Instituut Nederland. The Friends regularly contribute to the purchase of rare works that the university cannot cover with its own resources. On occasion, they also support exhibitions and related activities.
Annual reports and other information about the Friends of the Allard Pierson Museum: Click here
Annual reports and other information about the Friends of the Special Collections: Click here