Major supporter and Honorary Fellow Debby Brice with scholar Nancy Thebaut and family (Nancy was Deborah Loeb Brice Scholar 2009).


“The word ‘unique’ is probably amongst the most overused in our culture but The Courtauld has genuine claims to be viewed so. It opened my eyes to an expansive view of what art and its history could be. It demanded rigour and serious scholarship but the thing I treasure most from my time there – and which has informed so much of what I’ve done professionally since – is a guilt-free pleasure in the act of looking at works of art.”


Tim Marlow (Courtauld MA, 1988)
Director of Exhibitions at White Cube, writer and broadcaster



Established in 1932 The Courtauld was the first institution of its kind, and as a college of the University of London has over 400 students taking degrees in art history, conservation and curating.

The visual arts touch all our lives, and it's vitally important that we fully understand, appreciate and care for our rich visual heritage. The Courtauld’s unique training produces 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.
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The Courtauld receives just one third of its £11m 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.

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