The Courtauld Institute of Art
The Courtauld Institute of Art is the world’s leading university for art history, conservation and curating with an exceptional art collection and Gallery at its heart. It is a global centre of excellence for education and research in wall paintings conservation. Operating from central London, the capital of the art world.
The Courtauld is undergoing a major redevelopment project, Courtauld Connects, which will transform teaching and learning, Gallery and social spaces. As part of this project the teaching and learning facilities have temporarily relocated to Vernon Square Kings Cross, the most vibrant new quarter in London. This is the first time that The Courtauld has occupied a purpose-built educational building, and it brings them all together in fully accessible spaces behind the same front door.
The Courtauld Gallery
The Courtauld Gallery is now closed while they undertake a major transformation project;
Courtauld Connects. Combined with a programme of national and international activities and partnerships, this project will transform The Courtauld both as a physical place and a cultural force. It is the most ambitious development programme since they moved to Somerset House in 1989.
This project will revitalise the interior, refurbish the Galleries and Conservation studios, establish new spaces for public learning, create global digital resources and create new links and improved accessibility between the Institute and collections. This phase will deliver increased gallery spaces and open up the historic Great Room. Visitor experience will be enhanced by the new welcoming entrance and café spaces and a dedicated Learning Centre.
The Courtauld Gallery collection stretches from the early Renaissance to the 20th century. It is renowned for its unrivalled Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including masterpieces by Manet, van Gogh and Gauguin and the largest collection of Cézannes in the UK. The Gallery is at the heart of The Courtauld Institute of Art, one of the world’s leading centres for the study of art history and conservation.
During this time of redevelopment, much of The Courtauld’s collection will be still available for public view. We have partnerships both nationally and internationally to provide unique opportunities for more audiences to engage with our collection.
Courtauld Collection: A Vision for Impressionism
Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
20 February–17 June 2019
The Courtauld at the National Gallery
The National Gallery, London
27 March 2019–19 April 2020
Masterpieces of Impressionism: The Courtauld Collection
A major touring exhibition of Japan 50 works from the collection will travel to Japan for three venue
touring exhibitions developed in collaboration with the newspaper and media group Asahi Shimbun.
The Science Museum London
June 2019–Early 2021
Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from The Courtauld
Works from The Courtauld
Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry: Autumn 2019–January 2020
Works from The Courtauld
Braintree Museum, Essex: February 2020–May 2020
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Please note: while the Courtauld is shut for refurbishment, the Courtauld Friends Membership still works for offers at Somerset House and more, find out more at the Courtauld Membership webpage.