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Iconic Houses Membership

The Iconic Houses network is a non-profit organization with a growing base of members and a growing core group of volunteers who make everything happen. We need the resources to do more and do it more effectively – and that means more paying members.

Historic house museums are treasuries open to everyone. Valuable but also vulnerable ensembles of living and housing culture, architecture, art and landscaping. The recently developed Iconic Houses network plus website opens up information that previously was hidden and extremely hard to unlock. In 2012 a group of Iconic Houses decided to join forces and show the world where they can be found.

The professional part of the network stimulates the organizations that run this modern heritage. Opening up takes a lot of preparation, knowledge and perseverance. Are there specific conditions? What are the consequences? How do you deal with visitors? What do you tell? What do you see? How do you organize a thing? Where to find help and advice on issues such as conservation, management or insurance? How do you draw attention to your initiative and how do you finance all this. Keep open a historic house requires at least as much ingenuity and commitment. How the house stays fresh and intact? How do you ensure a steady stream of visitors?

Thomas Schönauer Penny Sparke Raymond Neutra  

Young Cultural Heritage

Maybe we need more time to go over it before the general public will hold the same number of new heritage as of ancient monuments. If so, those young monuments of course are given the opportunity to be decent old. They may not be very decrepit or succumb to the wrecking ball before a wider appreciation can come about. We need to give new heritage that chance. At least a selection of it should at least be protected and preserved.

Collaborate

Without substantial financial support from companies and individuals, the Iconic Houses Foundation cannot accomplish its mission, nor can it be developed and managed in a professional manner. For a structural and sustainable opening of this unique form of cultural heritage sponsors are necessary to help ensure the development of houses to cultural destinations. It is crucial for the Iconic Houses network to get the financial support in this start-up phase. All partnerships are welcome.

James Haefner Frederick Noyes Elisabeth Tostrup  

Donate

JOIN the Iconic Houses network and you become part of the growing worldwide effort to identify, record and protect 20th century Iconic Houses.
Join the Iconic Houses Network by becoming a Friend and make a donation TODAY!

U.S.-based donors can support our activities in a tax-efficient way through a contribution to the American Friends of Iconic Houses at the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS). Because KBFUS is a public charity, within the meaning of Sections 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) of the IRC, donors may claim the maximum tax benefits allowed by U.S. tax law for their contributions.

If you wish to support us, here is how to proceed:

  • Gifts by check: Write your check to KBFUS, write American Friends of Iconic Houses in the memo section of the check, and send it to KBFUS, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020.
  • Gifts by credit card: Go to www.kbfus.org, click on the ‘Donate Now’ button and select American Friends of Iconic Houses under ‘Giving Option 1: Nonprofit Partners Overseas’.
  • Gifts by wire transfer or to contribute other types of property:
    contact KBFUS at info@kbfus.org, phone (212) 713 7660.

DONATE

Donate to the Iconic Houses Foundation

Raise awareness of the importance of 20th century iconic houses and modern house museums. With your support we can continue to provide increased and improved access to information on significant iconic houses, and start to produce original content on the topics and issues that concern you the most.

Participate in the worldwide effort to identify, record and preserve 20th century iconic houses and to bring the importance of modern house museums and architects’ houses to the attention of the community, government agencies, professional groups and educational institutions dealing with the built environment.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Subscription to the newsletter
  • Discounts on house tours, lectures and events including our bi-annual international conferences
  • Connection to others interested in 20th century Iconic Houses
  • Gain knowledge and experience to lead advocacy, conservation and educational efforts

Membership benefits by level

Individual Membership

Individual or Gift members receive the Iconic Houses electronic newsletter, discounts to tours, lectures and events, including the bi-annual International Iconic Houses Conferences. Please include the gift name, mailing address and email.
Individual or Gift: € 150,-

Donor members receive membership for two (2) persons and acknowledgement on the website (only for recurring memberships).
Donor: € 250,-

Donor Patron members receive membership for two (2) persons, all those benefits listed above and acknowledgement in the International Conference program.
Donor Patron: € 500,-

Institutional Membership

Institutional membership is intended for academic and professional institutions and other (non 20th century) house museums. Institutional members receive the Iconic Houses electronic newsletter, discounts to tours, lectures and events and acknowledgement on the website (only for recurring memberships).
Institutional: € 250,-

Corporate Membership

Corporate Patron members receive all those benefits listed above and a discount on one registration to the bi-annual International Iconic Houses Conferences.
Corporate Patron: € 500,-

Corporate Benefactor members receive all those benefits listed above plus one complimentary registration to the bi-annual International Iconic Houses Conferences and logo inclusion.
Corporate Benefactor: € 1.500,-

All membership levels are international, there is no separate national membership. The Iconic Houses office in Amsterdam manages the memberships.