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The Contemporary and Modern Middle Eastern Art acquisition group (CaMMEA) is a dedicated group of supporters helping the Museum to acquire significant works on paper from the region.

If you'd like to join this engaged group of supporters and help the British Museum share beautiful and poignant Middle Eastern works with the public, we'd be delighted to speak with you. For more information, please contact the Patrons team.



The British Museum has collected contemporary art from the Middle East since the 1980s.

Thanks to the support of the Contemporary and Modern Middle Eastern Art Acquisitions Group (CaMMEA), the Museum now has a growing collection representing more than 200 established and emerging artists from across the region.

The support of these individuals allows the Museum to respond quickly to the contemporary art market, to be strategic in its collecting policy, and to place these works in the context of the Museum's existing Middle Eastern collections.

Discover more about works funded with CaMMEA's support.