Alan Bowness 






The 1960s saw a period of growth and innovation for The Courtauld, with the first public galleries opening in Woburn Square. Teaching emphasised looking rather than reading and students spent hours studying images in the Witt and  Conway libraries.

Alan Bowness began teaching at The Courtauld during the 1960s and greatly expanded the teaching of what was then known as ‘the Modern Period’. He went on to become Director of the Tate Gallery (1980-88), Director of the Henry Moore Foundation and was knighted in 1988.

This decade also saw the launch of the MA in the History of Art.

As new faculties of art grew up around the UK, Courtauld scholars soon filled many senior positions.



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