The visual arts touch all our lives and perform a powerful role in society. It is vitally important that we fully understand, appreciate and care for our rich visual heritage. The Courtauld’s unique education programmes produce leaders in art history and conservation who go on to inspire and educate others through pioneering work in universities, museums and galleries around the globe.
Established in 1932, The Courtauld was the first institution of its kind and as a college of the University of London has over 550 students taking degrees in art history, conservation and curating.
The Courtauld receives just one third of its £14m budget from public funding. The ability of such a small but great institution to survive as a centre of excellence relies on the dedication and willingness of private individuals, trusts and companies who get involved and lend their support – and there is no better time than now.
Studying at The Courtauld remains the greatest privilege and opportunity of my life. Across the globe, articulate art historians have been trained not only as top scholars, but also as global citizens, adept at critical thinking, careful observation, and creative problem-solving. Kaywin Feldman, Director and President, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
The Courtauld’s work is made possible through generous gifts which make all our activities possible, including education, research, exhibitions and conservation.
Gifts support a range of opportunities including:
- Research and teaching
- The Gallery and exhibitions
- The libraries
- Student scholarships and experience
- Public education programmes
Recognition of your support
We would like to thank all the individuals, trusts and foundations, and companies which support The Courtauld Institute of Art and ensure that it continues as a world-leading, international organisation.
For further information on how you can become involved please contact: