Friends of the Museum

If you are fascinated by the culture of Ancient Egypt and want to learn more about it while supporting the work of the Museum at the same time, come join the Friends of the Egyptian Museum Munich Association (Freundeskreis des Ägyptischen Museums München e.V.)!

The Friends of the Museum Association is now over 40 years old. It provides both financial and ideological support for a variety of museum projects, including new acquisitions for the collection, object restauration, publications, cultural outreach programmes and the archaeological work of the excavation team in Naga (Sudan). The Association also provides practical assistance in the form of helping hands during big events.

Being a Friend means not only a love for Ancient Egypt, but also the opportunity to meet and get to know people with similar interests during museum events and trips. It is also a way to get to know the museum’s scientific and administrative team personally.

For one thing unites us all: a passion for Ancient Egypt.

Logo Freundeskreis des Ägyptischen Museums e.V.© SMÄK, Freundeskreis


As a Friend of the Museum, you will enjoy the following perks:

Becoming a member of the Friends of the Museum comes with the following perks:

  • Entrance to the permanent exhibition is free
  • Most public guided tours are free
  • You will automatically receive our museum magazine MAAT
  • Most lectures, seminars and courses are free
  • A chance to take part in exclusive events, previews and vernissages

40jähriges Jubiläum des Freundeskreises© SMÄK, M. Franke

Museum Magazine: MAAT

Cover MAAT 02© SMÄK
Inhaltsverzeichnis MAAT 02© SMÄK

As a Friend of the Museum, you will receive our museum magazine MAAT four times a year, sent directly to your home free of charge. (Note: most articles in MAAT in are German.)

Curious? You can read some of our back issues online to get an idea of what awaits you and what the Association can offer: MAAT back issues.

Become a Member

Sign up online.

Or download our flyer and fill out the form.

The Friends of the Egyptian Museum’s data protection information.

Membership Rates

For one year:

Full Member € 75,-

Spouse or common-law partner of a Full Member: € 35,-

Junior Member (under 25): € 20

Senior Member (65 and older) : € 40

Corporate Entity: €500,- We are happy to provide you with further information about the Association. Please contact us under

Latest Acquisition

Since its founding, the Friends of the Museum Association has provided financial support for the acquisition of new objects for the collection. The objects funded in this manner are always destined for the permanent exhibition and their object labels always mention the Association as a donor. Over the years, the Association’s support has allowed objects from five thousand years of Egyptian history to find a permanent home in the museum, telling their own little history of Ancient Egyptian culture.

Issue 2 of our magazine MAAT has an overview of the acquisitions of the Friends of the Museum.

relief fragment in soft yellow sandstone with the cartouches of the Aten© @SMÄK, M. Franke
Fragment of a relief with the cartouche of the Aten, ÄS 8043


Freundeskreis des Ägyptischen Museums München e.V.
Geschäftsstelle und Mitgliederbetreuung im Staatlichen Museum Ägyptischer Kunst
Arcisstraße 16, 80333 München

Tel.: +49 89 28927-633

Dr. Nadja Böckler
(your in-person contact for all things related to the Friends of the Museum)


You are welcome to donate any sum without becoming a member. If you do wish to become a member, please fill out the form before donating your membership fee.

Bank information
Deutsche Kreditbank
IBAN: DE79 1203 0000 1004 3765 78

Gift membership

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