In an effort to further expand access to their collections, the Museum of Fine Arts announced that it will launch a new Membership Program directed at New Hampshire students. The initiative, which begins this semester, provides free admission to all exhibitions and galleries for those enrolled at accredited colleges and universities in New Hampshire, regardless of residency. The MFA notes that those younger than college age (17 and under) are always admitted free of charge during non-school hours, but this program will also waive the $10 admission normally charged to those aged 7-17 before 3pm on school days for NH residents. According the Museum, the New Hampshire Student Membership Program has been endowed in perpetuity by a member of the MFA Board of Trustees, P. Andrew McLane and his wife, Linda Harper McLane.
The MFA’s New Hampshire Student Membership Program follows in the footsteps of the statewide student initiative preceding it, The Lunder Maine Student Membership Program, which launched in July 2011 and provides similar access to the Museum.
Massachusetts is not currently enrolled in an analogous program, though many colleges and universities across the state have joined the Museum’s University Membership Program, which grants free admission to their students. To check their website and see if your university participates click here.
For more information regarding the New Hampshire Student Membership Program for the Museum of Fine Arts, click here to view their press release.