The association of Friends of the Musée de Cluny helps to support the museum through the regular contributions of its members as well as donations made by individuals, corporations, and foundations.

The general membership fee is maintained at an affordable rate (40 € and 10 € under 26 or unemployed).

Contributing members (100 €), benefactors, and patrons increase the capacity of the Association to support the museum, making possible occasional important acquisitions and restorations.

Since 1996 contributions from patrons, corporations and foundations have :
• permitted the acquisition of major works : Natexis (Tête d’homme from Notre-Dame), (CNP Assurances) (Limoges reliquary), (Groupama) (ivory casket) ;

  • assisted specific projects : Compagnie des bateaux mouches (restoration of the Pilier des nautes), C. Giacomotto (restoration of the Pilier de Saint-Landry), Areva (acquisition of a Catalan Holy Woman), Fondation Gaz de France (complete restoration of 300 stained-glass windows), Fondation EDF (exterior lighting of the Hôtel de Cluny), Lafarge (study of the cements in the late-antique baths) ;

• provided annual support : Caisse des dépôts (subvention for concerts), Charterhouse, Gimar & Cie, Cosmos gestion, Fondation BNP-Paribas.

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