The British Friends of the Art Museums of Israel (BFAMI) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising funds to support educational programmes run by the Art Museums of Israel. These programmes share the rich artistic culture and history of Israel alongside prominent international contemporary art, with future generations across all strata of society.
In recent years we have focused our fund-raising endeavours to support educational programmes targeted at more vulnerable social groups, such as children from deprived backgrounds, terminally ill children in hospitals and new immigrants suffering from negative social stigma to name a few. Together with these we are proud to continue our support of programmes reaching the gifted and talented, as well as Israeli soldiers.
Both the Ruth Youth Wing at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem and the Art Education Centre at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art run art classes for children and teenagers throughout the year. These children then bring their families to the museums and many go on to train for careers in the arts. In order that talented children from disadvantaged backgrounds are given the opportunity to participate in these outstanding programmes, we hope that you will consider sponsoring a child for £350.
Founded in 1947, BFAMI originally obtained funds solely for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and later for the Israel Museum, Jerusalem when it was founded in 1965. We have since expanded our support to educational programmes run by additional contemporary art museums in Israel such as the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Haifa Museum of Art, Janco Dada Museum, Nachum Gutman Museum of Art and the Museums of Bat Yam (MoBY).