On December 1, 2019, the Society for the Promotion of the Museum of the University of Tübingen e.V., the Friends of the MUT, was founded. This association aims to support the work with the university-wide collections, their activities in research, teaching and education as well as the public presence of science.
It helps to implement museum educational and general educational offers in the collections and sub-museums of the MUT. It promotes special exhibitions in order to present the university's stacks to a large public, each time from a new point of view. It can facilitate the acquisition and development of new forms and media of presentation in order to increase the attractiveness of the permanent exhibitions, and it contributes to the publication of the universal exhibits by financially supporting exhibition catalogs and collection brochures.
Through active educational outreach, the Association also seeks to encourage private collectors and patrons to continue the century-old tradition of endowments to the University.