Support KSMA

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Become a Friend


By becoming a Friend of KSMA you will play a vital role in supporting and maintaining the Keats-Shelley House in Rome. You will also be a member of an association of people who share an interest in the Romantics. Join the Friends and:

  • Enjoy FREE entry to the Museum in Rome and help preserve it for future generations
  • Receive FREE copies of the Keats-Shelley Review in Spring and Autumn, and exclusive online access to the entire Keats-Shelley Archive.
  • Receive DISCOUNTS on our publications in the Keats-Shelley House shop
  • Receive information about Romantic poetry events in Rome and the United Kingdom

Subscription costs just £20 for UK and Continental Europe and US $45 for the US and ROW per year. Donations in excess of this amount will help us help the museum in Rome.

You can subscribe by:
1. Cheque made payable to KSMA sent to: The Friends’ Secretary, 76 New High Street, Oxford, OX3 7AQ. Please include your full postal address and email.
2. Standing Order, download this form, print out, fill in and send to the Friends’ Secretary at the address (seeabove).
3. Bank Transfer, using the details on the standing order form. Please email your details to‎.
4. Paypal, complete the form below. Renewal is automatic on the date you first joined. If you wish to terminate your membership do so through your Paypal account or cancel your standing order.

If you wish to make a Donation to Keats-Shelley House, you can download this form.

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The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association is an independent British charity which receives no official funding. In our work to support the Keats-Shelley House in Rome, we rely on admissions, membership income, charitable grants, donations and legacies to maintain and conserve the building and its precious contents, and to develop the collection and our outreach programmes.

Legacies, over the years, been crucial to our growth. One, from Mr Harold B. Martin of Philadelphia, gave us the basis of our endowment fund, and another from Miss P.D. Burley, made possible the Sheila Birkenhead Bursary Award. There have been many other generous benefactors who have chosen this way to help us to ensure the future of the House and its supporting charity.

Will you follow their example?

As your solicitor or will-maker will advise you, there are various ways of making a bequest.

  • The principal one is a Pecuniary legacy. This is a fixed sum of money. The limitation of this type of gift is that its value decreases with subsequent rises in inflation.
  • Another way is a Residuary legacy. This can be a bequest of the remainder, or a proportion of the remainder, of your estate after other legacies, Inheritance Tax, debts and expenses have been paid.

You may then wish to consider the objectives of your gift.

  • A bequest made in general terms can afford us the greatest flexibility, in order to apply funds in the areas of our work that need special attention at a particular time.
  • Alternatively, you may be interested in supporting a particular aspect of the work of the Keats-Shelley House, such as acquisitions education, conservation or exhibitions; or our activities in the UK, such as the Keats-Shelley Prize for original writing inspired by Romantic themes.

To find out more, please get in touch with the Curator, Dr Giuseppe Albano, or here to download a contact form.