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A single person, a single donation, can make a world of difference to us.

From a one-off donation to a lifetime commitment as a friend, a patron, or an ambassador, from private to corporate sponsorship, there are many ways to support the Library and start benefiting from your close involvement with the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica.
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The Library is an institution cherished by many, an embassy of the free spirit, a home to the world’s wisdom and knowledge, but it is also a charity depending on the donations, patronage and support of those who subscribe to the aims of the BPH Foundation. You can make a difference yourself to help protect and develop the field of wisdom and knowledge contained in the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, that of the Christian-Hermetic gnosis.  

‘ANBI’ status

The BPH Foundation, which has been awarded the ANBI (Institute for General Benefit) status, endeavours to ensure the future continuity of the library. The aims of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica foundation are:

To manage and run the library and to raise funds to form a platform of communication in the BPH’s recognized field of specialization, the Christian-Hermetic gnosis, using innovative digitization and online communication technology to offer a new frame of reference for the 21st century. To engage in strategic alliances with libraries, museums and other public and educational institutions to develop the public and dialogue functions of the BPH. Concurrently to continue to expand the collection and the accumulated expertise within the BPH – as a specialized research library with its own publishing house and research institute – and lodge it within the public domain.

Benefactor of The Ritman Library

You can become a Benefactor of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica by an annual donation of € 500/€ 1,000/€ 5,000/€ 10,000/€ 20,000 or more for a period of 5 years. The benefits include 5 annual passes to visit the library and exhibitions, regular online newsletters,  a 10% discount on all publications of In de Pelikaan ordered directly from the library, a free copy of all new publications by In de Pelikaan, and a tour of new exhibitions of max. 15 people on specified dates. Contact us for more information

Life Fellow of The Ritman Library

You can become a Life Fellow of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica by a single donation of € 5,000. The benefits include 5 annual passes to visit the library and exhibitions, regular online newsletters,  a 10% discount on all publications of In de Pelikaan ordered directly from the library, a free copy of all new publications by In de Pelikaan, and a tour of new exhibitions of max. 15 people on specified dates.  [add_to_cart item=”Lifefellow2015″ showprice=”no” ]

Fellow of The Ritman Library

You can become a Fellow of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica by an annual donation of € 500. The benefits include 2 annual passes to visit the library and exhibitions, regular online newsletters,  a 10% discount on all publications of In de Pelikaan ordered directly from the library, a free copy of all new publications by In de Pelikaan, and a tour of new exhibitions of max. 15 people on specified dates. [add_to_cart item=”Fellow2015″ showprice=”no” ]

Friend of The Ritman Library

You can become a Friend of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica for just € 50,00 a year. The benefits include an annual pass to visit the library and exhibitions, regular online newsletters, and a 10% discount on all publications of In de Pelikaan ordered directly from the library. Please quote your name and address or email address, so we can confirm the receipt of your donation and send you an annual pass.  [add_to_cart item=”Friend2015″ showprice=”no” ]

Support us

A single donation will make a palpable difference to the Library.

From digitization of the BPH collections to providing bespoke tours of our exhibitions to local community groups, your generosity will enable us to continue to be one of the world’s greatest museum libraries.

Your gift will enable us to:
– provide custom-made protective boxes for some of the most vulnerable items in our collections and rebind books in need of repair.
– endow an expert curator post to maintain the collection and to provide virtual access to its sources by means of upgrading the online catalogue and digitization of the collection.
– develop research projects bringing the wonders of the Library to the researchers of the future.
– realize the Virtual Hermetic Library project, a portal of full searchable texts in our field of specialization.
– realize the BPHpedia: a free encyclopedia covering our field of specialization.
– develop online communication: a hermetically open platform where the worlds of culture, science and spirituality can interact.

We will use your donation wherever it will make the greatest difference. The impact of your gift will be felt across the Library, and will ensure that we continue to share the world’s wisdom and knowledge.

Contact us

For further information please contact Mirjam Duivenvoorden, the Chairman of the Board of the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Foundation, directly via email at bph@ritmanlibrary.nl, or phone us at +31206258079.

Bank details

Rabobank Amsterdam – Dam 16 – 1012 NP Amsterdam – The Netherlands
The Netherlands:
11.87.97.425
International:
IBAN NL80RABO0118797425
BIC RABONL2U