Serving one of Europe’s Greatest Museums

The American Friends of Capodimonte (AFC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created to contribute to the growth and success of one of the world’s greatest museums. We are a group of scholars and art lovers dedicated to sharing Capodimonte’s world-class collection as well as raising and maintaining funds for the Museum. 


Contributors to the AFC will receive exclusive access to the Capodimonte Museum—an unprecedented rarity in Italy. Our members and donors enjoy private tours, events, and dinners in the Museum and Royal Park. When works for the collection travel to American, we invite all who contribute to join us for events and exhibitions. Every summer the doors of Southern Italy’s greatest monuments and private palaces are opened exclusively for us during our annual Journey to Naples.


Our Impact

Fellowships and Research

The AFC’s Fellowship is the only program to offer young American art historians the transformative, multi-year experience of working hands-on in an Italian museum.


Thanks to the AFC’s efforts, the Capodimonte Museum is Google Arts & Culture’s largest partner in Italy and the seat of an Apple Foundations Program.

International Exchange

The AFC has made the Capodimonte Museum a global meeting point by facilitating and encouraging dialogue with professors, journalists, diplomats, and American servicemen and women.

Get Involved

Making a tax-deductible contribution to the AFC is easy. Please click here for more information about donating or becoming a member of our organization.