The annual support from your membership allows the Illinois Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums to continue our mission of raising funds for the preservation, care, exhibition and restoration of art in the Vatican Museums.

The different levels of membership allow each Patron the choice to support the Patrons’ mission at their desired level.  A detailed description of each membership level can be found by clicking here.

Membership Levels:

$250 – Clergy OR Junior Patron (under 35)
$600 – Individual Membership
$1,200 – Standard Family Membership (two adults and all children under 18)
$2,500 – Restorer Family Membership

Basic Membership Benefits

  • You are an honored guest of the Vatican Museums.
  • Exclusive Patrons’ Group Tour of the Vatican Museums with a handpicked guide.
  • Email instructions to request Papal Audience tickets.
  • Complimentary copy of the Vatican Museums Report, as well as email communications.
  • You will also be invited to social and educational events throughout the year sponsored by the Illinois Chapter, including trips to Rome to view artwork in the Vatican Museums.
  • Discounted pricing for the PAVM Insider’s Course and in the Vatican Museums gift shop.
  • You will receive the satisfaction that comes from being part of a world-wide team of patrons and artists who work together to conserve one of the world’s greatest treasures of art and culture.

To schedule a tour (must be a current member):

  1. Click here to complete the tour request online.
  2. You will receive an email confirming the tour request and once the tour is scheduled you will receive an email to confirm dates/time of the tour with additional information.
  3. Call us at the Illinois Patrons Office: (312) 534-5351 or email us at with any questions.
  4. If you are not a member, but would like to schedule a tour, you must join as a member first prior to completing the tour form.

How to join

If you are interested in joining the Illinois Chapter of the Patrons, please contact us using one of the following methods:

  1. Download and complete the Illinois PAVM Membership Form
  2. Email us at:
  3. Call us at the Patrons Office: (312) 534-5351

Mailing Address
Office of the Vicar General
Illinois Patrons of the Arts
Archdiocese of Chicago
835 N. Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611