About Us

One of the oldest-established, independent Art Galleries and Museums' Friends organisations in the UK

Friends of Glasgow Museums (FoGM) is one of the oldest established Friends’ organisations in the UK, founded in 1944 by Dr Tom Honeyman with the aim of cultivating interest in the Arts, heritage, culture, and science, and providing independent support for Glasgow's Museums and Art Galleries and their collections.

Through grants from various bequests FoGM also contributes funding for:

  • the purchase of new acquisitions
  • the conservation and display of existing artefacts
  • the production of books and catalogues relating to the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions
  • youth projects, including the long-established Glasgow Museums' Children’s Annual Art Competition

FoGM organises events, lectures and trips for its members, and funds raised from these activities help to support the Museums and Art Galleries of Glasgow and fund projects which enhance the enjoyment of, and engagement with, the collections.

Our Work

In addition, FoGM’s Trustees administer several bequests in the furtherance of our charitable aims and objectives. FoGM’s support for Glasgow’s Museums and Art Galleries includes the awarding of grants for a variety of purposes, assisting with:

  • purchases for the collections
  • conservation of items
  • publications
  • exhibitions
  • research
  • education

Since 1944, being a Friend has meant supporting and enjoying Glasgow’s Museums and Art Galleries and their collections with like-minded people, in a sociable and friendly way.

Become a Friend

Join our friendly, informative, interesting and sociable society. Membership of FoGM is open to everyone over the age of 18.

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