Patron Privileges

Patrons come from all over the world, representing various religious backgrounds and bringing different experiences to the Patrons Chapters throughout North America and Europe. The Chapters meet regularly, sponsor dinners and social events to plan and raise funds for restorations, and organize chapter trips to the Vatican Museums to see the results of their efforts. When Patrons come to Rome, they experienced unrivalled access into Vatican City. This is our way of expressing our sincere gratitude to those who make it all possible.

Standard Member Privileges

As visiting Patrons in the Vatican, our guests are received in the Office of the Patrons of the Arts in the Apostolic Palace. They are provided with:

  • No wait in line for entrance into the Museums- entrance allowance before Museum opens
  • Complimentary tour of the Vatican Museums with a private hand selected official Vatican Museum tour guide
  • Complimentary entrance into the Vatican Museums
  • Invitation to view areas of the Museums closed to the public
  • Viewing of a restoration in progress at the Restoration Laboratories alongside the Restorer
  • Tickets to the Papal Audience with special access seating
  • A visit to the International Director’s office located in the Apostolic Palace
  • Special access to St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Entrance into the Vatican Gardens
  • 30% Discount at all Vatican Museum Gift Shops
  • Subscription to The Vatican Museums Report from the International Director at the Vatican
  • Subscription to PAVM eNewsletter
  • Invitation to Vatican ceremonies for important restoration unveilings that share in the legacy and heritage of the art of the Vatican Museums
  • Commemoration plaque alongside the restored work of art with Patron’s name and Chapter
  • Membership in local Patrons Chapter and invitations to local and international events

Corporate Member Privileges

Corporate Membership at the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums offers benefits and access to the first, oldest  and one of the most visited museums in the world:

  • Stand Out
    Becoming part of the Patrons family enables you to align with the one of the world’s largest art collections representing thousands of years of human civilization, a multitude of cultures and artistic treasures spanning the dawn of man.
  • Make a Difference
    Offer your clients and Board Members the opportunity to attend local and international events as well as enjoy special, exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the Vatican Museums when they come to Rome.
  • Become a part of the Legacy
    Membership fees are used for restoration work, conservation projects, equipment for the restoration laboratories, and acquisition of art. Your company’s name will be engraved on an Official Vatican Museums plaque and displayed alongside the masterpiece or exhibition which your funds aided, visible to the millions upon millions of visitors that stroll the galleries each year.
  • Enthuse and Inspire the World
    The Patrons of the Arts and Vatican Museums are dedicated to the restoration, conservation and preservation of the works of art housed in the multiple ancient galleries of the smallest country in the world. The PAVM aims to make art accessible to all and is committed to interpretation and education. Vatican Museums Corporate Sponsors also help support special exhibitions and educational and community programs.
  • Access and Exposure
    Corporate Members receive a complimentary subscription to the Vatican Museums Report and eNewsletter. Members also receive accreditation in-gallery, online and in Vatican Museums Reports.

Corporate contributions are vital to the Vatican Museums’ ability to preserve and maintain the works of art, exhibitions and public programs within.Annual support from the corporate community is essential in helping the Museums continue to serve as a key cultural, educational and spiritual resource that contributes to a learning experience for the millions of visitors that stroll the galleries each year.  In return, the VM’s Corporate Program provides your company with exclusive benefits. For a donation of €5.000 to the Restoration & Preservation Efforts of the Vatican Museums, your Company can have an EXCLUSIVE, BEHIND-THE-SCENES experience at the Vatican. This special Company Membership includes:

  • An Official Scroll from the Vatican City State signed by the Cardinal and President of the Vatican City State
  • Membership in a local Patrons chapter and invitations to all local and international events. Local Chapters meet regularly, sponsor dinners and social events to plan and travel to the Vatican Museums to see the results of their efforts. Your company will receive invitations to Vatican ceremonies when important restorations are unveiled and share in the legacy and heritage of the art of the Vatican Museums.
  • A subscription to the Vatican Museums Report
  • A subscription to the PAVM eNewsletter
  • 2 Complimentary tours per year for up to 2 persons on each tour
  • Your company’s name will be engraved on an Official Vatican Museums plaque and displayed alongside the masterpiece or exhibition their funds aided, visible to the millions upon millions of visitors that stroll the galleries each year
  • The opportunity to preserve one of the world’s foremost art collections and sharing in the legacy and heritage of the art of the Vatican Museums!
  • A preferential morning tour through the Vatican Museums
  • Complimentary entrance
  • Private, Official VM Guide
  • Tour begins before Museums are open to the public
  • No wait in line, you will be met at the Museum Exit at the Viale Vaticano
  • Includes a semi-private viewing of the Sistine Chapel
  • See sections of the Museums not open to the public
  • See a restoration in progress in a Restoration Laboratory and learn about the restoration process from the Restorer
  • A visit to the International Director’s Office in the Apostolic Palace
  • Special access to St. Peter’s Basilica
  • A 30% discount in Vatican Museum gift shops

University Pass Privileges

Restoration & Preservation Efforts of the Vatican Museums -- your school can have an EXCLUSIVE, BEHIND-THE-SCENES experience at the Vatican. This Special University Pass includes:

  • Up to 30 persons per visit, 1 visit per semester for a total of 2 visits
  • A preferential morning tour through the Vatican Museums consisting of:
    • Complimentary entrance
    • Private, Official Vatican Museums Guide
    • Tour begins before Museums are open to the public
    • No wait in line, your group will be met at the Museum Exit at the Viale Vaticano
    • Includes a semi-private viewing of the Sistine Chapel
    • Visit 1 Restoration Lab, meet a Restorer & attend an academic lecture on the restoration process
    • A 30% discount in the Vatican Museums shop on the day of the tour
    • Your school will receive the Vatican Museums Report
    • Your school will receive the Vatican Museums eNewsletter
    • A plaque displaying your school’s name alongside the masterpiece which your funds restored
    • The unrivalled experience of preserving one of the world’s foremost art collections and sharing in the legacy and heritage of the art of the Vatican Museums!
    • Students will view the Sistine Chapel, attend an academic lecture & visit an official restoration lab for an unforgettable learning experience!