Over 800 people joined the anniversary celebrations with a full day of ‘Talks, Tours and Treasures’ at The Courtauld Gallery on Saturday 6 October, 75 years to the day since the Institute opened to students in 1932.

Visitors could ‘Meet the Impressionists’, enjoy a ‘Fascinating Facts’ historical tour, discover the drawings and prints collection and explore the Witt library. They could even put pencil to paper themselves, with drawing workshops led by students of The Prince’s Drawing School. And all of this for the special 75th anniversary admission fee of 75p.

Ernst Vegelin, Head of The Courtauld Gallery, said, ‘The event was a great way to attract new visitors, and it allowed those who know us well to discover new aspects of the Institute. We welcomed around three times as many visitors as usual, and there was a real sense of excitement and celebration. Many thanks to the staff and volunteers who made it possible.’