Cercle Poussin & Friends of the Museum

Thomas Blanchet, Le Sacrifice de  Jephté
Thomas Blanchet,
Le Sacrifice de la fille de Jephté, vers 1670-1680.
Image © Lyon MBA – Photo Martial Couderette

Cercle Poussin

The Cercle Poussin was created by a group of art patrons in 2010. Under the aegis of the Fondation Bullukian, it has enabled the museum to make some key acquisitions. By supporting the acquisition policy of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Cercle Poussin has made it possible for works by Pierre Soulages, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Corneille de Lyon, Étienne-Martin, Joseph Cornell and Thomas Blanchet to join the museum’s collections.

Founder members: Jean-Claude Anaf, Etienne de Baecque, Jacqueline Barbier, Tina Bernaerts, Michel Brochier, Jean-Marie Chanon, Isabelle Collon, Antoine Delobel, Michel Descours, Jacques Gairard, Antoine de Galbert, Pascal Housset, Christian Lameloise, Jean Martinon, Georges Rousseau, Bruno Sapin, Pierre Schuster, Gisèle Vouillon with sponsorship from the company  Michel Fraisse Gestion et Investissement.

Under the French tax regime, individuals can claim an income tax reduction of 66% of the amount donated or a 75% reduction in wealth tax.  Tax relief is capped at 20% of annual taxable income.
Companies can deduct 60% of the value of their gift from corporation tax up to a maximum of 0.5% of their annual turnover excluding VAT. 

Donors receive tax receipts from the Fondation Bullukian.

Members of the Cercle Poussin enjoy various privileges including invitations to opening and preview receptions.

The Cercle Poussin organises activities for its members throughout the year:
meetings with representatives of the art world, curators and exhibition commissioners,
trips to prestigious cultural venues linked to the museum’s current activities, curated visits to the Fine Arts Museum, and an annual dinner for patrons held in the Museum’s cloisters.

Friends of the Museum

The Friends of the Museum is a non-profit founded in 1941 to publicize and enhance the museum’s collections. It has made donations and contributed to the acquisition of many major works.

Join the Friends of the Museum!

• By post: Ask for the 2021-2022 brochure including the application form from the museum reception desk during opening hours or directly from the Friends of the Museum who are present on Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 to 5 pm.
• Online: Sign up on the Friends of the Museum website www.amisdumuseelyon.fr

How to get in touch ? 

Association des Amis du musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon
Office: 20 Place des Terreaux, 69001 Lyon. Tel. +00 33 4 78 39 25 38
Open Wednesdays and Fridays from 2 to 5 pm.
Postal address: BP 1216 69202 Lyon Cedex 01 / contact-amismusee@orange.fr

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Lyon Fine Arts Museum: sign up for the newsletter at the bottom of the page.

Friends of the Museum website (in French only)
Friends of the Museum events programme (in French only)