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  • 22 Jul 2019

    Griselda Pollock and Daniella Luxembourg awarded honours by The Courtauld Institute of Art

    We are delighted to announce that Griselda Pollock and Daniella Luxembourg have been awarded prestigious honours by The Courtauld Institute of Art in recognition of their outstanding contributions to visual arts. Professor Griselda Pollock, a…

  • 19 Jul 2019

    Professor Katie Scott: Elected to the British Academy

    We are delighted to announce that Professor Katie Scott has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Katie is an internationally recognised scholar of early modern France, and has taught at The Courtauld since 1988.…

  • 18 Jul 2019

    Notre-Dame of Paris: Photographs and images from the Conway Library

    In response to the devastating Notre Dame fire in April 2019, we have published an online exhibition featuring 19th and early 20th century images of the cathedral taken from our Conway Library. Modern media gave…

  • 29 Apr 2019

    Courtauld Students use cutting-edge technology to conserve 700-year-old artwork

    Extremely rare and important 700 year old wall paintings are undergoing conservation at English Heritage’s Longthorpe Tower in Peterborough. A twelve-week project by the charity in partnership with The Courtauld Institute of Art has seen…

  • 08 Apr 2019

    Terra Foundation for American Art renews support grant for Centre for American Art at The Courtauld

    This month we are delighted to announce that the Terra Foundation for American Art has confirmed a further three years of support for our Centre for American Art here at The Courtauld, by way of…

  • 28 Mar 2019

    The Courtauld Institute of Art awarded a $5 million endowment grant from The Getty

    We are delighted to announce that the J. Paul Getty Trust has donated a $5 million endowment grant to The Courtauld Institute of Art to support our graduate programme in wall painting conservation. The Courtauld…

  • 12 Feb 2019

    Professor Peter Kidson
    (1925-2019)

    We announce with great sadness the death of Professor Peter Kidson –  alumnus, Emeritus Professor and Honorary Fellow of The Courtauld Institute of Art. His death takes away one of the most distinguished academics produced…

  • 30 Jan 2019

    Andrew Adcock
    (1953-2019)

    It is with very great sadness that we announce the death of our friend and colleague Andrew Adcock, who passed away on Saturday, 26 January 2019 after a long illness. Both in his role as Trustee…

  • 10 Jan 2019

    The Courtauld appoints seven new Trustees to Governing Board

    The Courtauld Institute of Art has announced seven significant appointments to its Governing Board. These new appointments will help steer The Courtauld through a transformative period in the institution’s history, as a new campus opens…

  • 20 Dec 2018

    The Courtauld to host ARTiculation 2019 London Regional Heat – Thursday 10th January 2:30pm – 5pm

    ARTiculation, the national public speaking competition, which promotes and supports young people to look, think and speak about art, will hold a London Regional Heat at The Courtauld Institute of Art (Somerset House campus) on Thursday…

  • 18 Dec 2018

    Second AKO Curatorial Awards announced

    The second of a series of five annual Awards, presented by the AKO Foundation, was announced on 5 December 2018. The Award, offered to graduates of The Courtauld Institute’s MA Programme Curating the Arts Museum…

  • 13 Dec 2018

    Courtauld alumna Kaywin Feldman appointed new Director of National Gallery of Art in Washington

    We are thrilled to announce the news that Kaywin Feldman (MA 1991) has been appointed as the new Director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington! Formerly Director and President of the Minneapolis Institute…

  • 13 Nov 2018

    In Memoriam: Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler

    It is with great sadness that we announce that Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler, a longstanding benefactor to The Courtauld and steadfast champion for the arts, passed away peacefully in her home on 31 October 2018. Born in…

  • 15 Mar 2018

    Worlding Art History: Negotiating the Global and the Local

    This weekend The Courtauld Institute of Art will host its Modern and Contemporary Postgraduate Colloquium. The Colloquium offers the opportunity for research students from universities across the world to present and promote their research. This…

  • 08 Mar 2018

    #PressforProgress – International Women’s Day 2018

    This year International Women’s Day (IWD) sees a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. International Women’s Day 2018 is particularly resonant for higher education in Britain because this year marks the 150th…

  • 20 Feb 2018

    Planned Industrial Action by the University and College Union

    The University and College Union are planning a series of strikes starting this Thursday 22 February and Friday 23 February as part of a nationwide dispute over pensions.   Anticipated strike days are as follows:…

  • 14 Feb 2018

    John Sunderland, alumnus and former Witt Librarian

    It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of John Sunderland, alumnus and former Witt Librarian who passed away on on 16th January 2018. John was a former student of The Courtauld, taking…

  • 06 Feb 2018

    Celebrating a Courtauld Suffragette on the Centenary of the Representation of the People Act, 1918

    Today marks one hundred years since parliament passed the act that would allow all men and the first women to vote. To mark this important date, The Courtauld Institute of Art is proudly celebrating the…

  • 10 Jan 2018

    First AKO Curatorial Awards announced

    The first of a series of five annual Awards, presented by Nicolai Tangen, was announced on December 13 2017. The Award, offered this year to graduates of The Courtauld’s MA Programme Curating the Arts Museum…

  • 18 Dec 2017

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s global Art Conservation Project supports the structural conservation of Botticelli’s Holy Trinity

    The Courtauld Institute of Art is thrilled to announce that Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s global Art Conservation Project will provide a grant to support the structural restoration of The Courtauld’s Botticelli altarpiece. The Holy…

  • 14 Dec 2017

    Professor Michael Hirst (1933-2017)

    It is with the deepest sadness that we report the death today (14 December 2017) of Professor Michael Hirst (David Michael Geoffrey Hirst). Michael Hirst FBA was Professor Emeritus of The Courtauld Institute of Art,…

  • 23 Nov 2017

    Professor Linda Nochlin (1931-2017)

    It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of leading feminist and art historian Professor Linda Nochlin last month aged 86. Professor Nochlin specialised in the art of the 19th and 20th…

  • 30 Oct 2017

    Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots discovered underneath 16th century painting

    An unfinished portrait of a woman believed to be Mary, Queen of Scots has been found hidden beneath another 16th-century portrait during a significant research project recently conducted at the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS)…

  • 14 Sep 2017

    Sir Robert Bruce Gardner (1943-2017)

    We are deeply saddened to report the death of Courtauld alumnus, former colleague and renowned conservator Sir Robert Bruce-Gardner, who was Head of the Department of Conservation and Technology from 1989 – 1999. Even after…

  • 24 Jul 2017

    Professor Groys awarded honorary degree

    Professor Boris Groys was awarded Doctor of Literature Honoris Causa by The Courtauld Institute of Art for his exceptional contribution to art history in 2017, the centenary of the Russian Revolution.    He has significantly…

  • 05 Jul 2017

    Courtauld Books Online launch new open-access publications

    Courtauld Books Online has recently made available two new publications to add to its rapidly-expanding catalogue of open-access scholarly works, available freely to all online. The first is Collaboration and its (Dis)Contents: Art, Architecture, and…

  • 22 Jun 2017

    The Courtauld awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework

    The Courtauld Institute of Art has been rated Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students.  This rating demonstrates that The Courtauld consistently exceeds rigorous…

  • 21 Jun 2017

    Professor Sharon Cather receives the Plowden Medal Conservation Award

    Professor Sharon Cather, Shelby White and Leon Levy Professor of Conservation Studies at The Courtauld Institute of Art, has been awarded the 2017 Plowden Medal for her extraordinary contribution to the conservation of wall paintings…

  • 13 Jun 2017

    HRH, The Princess Royal launches new Founders’ Circle

    Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, visited The Courtauld yesterday (12 June) in her role as Chancellor of the University of London to launch the Founders’ Circle, a prestigious new society to recognise benefactors who have made…

  • 19 May 2017

    Lord Browne of Madingley appointed Chairman of The Courtauld Institute of Art

    The Governing Board of The Courtauld Institute of Art announced today that Lord Browne of Madingley has been appointed its Chairman. Lord Browne will take up the post on the 1st September 2017 and succeeds…

  • 16 May 2017

    Courtauld ranked first for History of Art

    The Courtauld Institute of Art is pleased to announce it has retained the number one position for History of Art  in The Guardian University 2018 Guide. Professor Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director, The Courtauld, said: “I…

  • 27 Apr 2017

    Courtauld tops specialist league table

    The Courtauld Institute of Art tops the Complete University Guide’s Arts, Drama and Music specialist colleges and conservatoires league table again for the second year running.   The Courtauld was also ranked second in the History…

  • 12 Apr 2017

    Dr Anthea Brook, Alumna and former member of staff

    It is with great regret that we report that Dr Anthea Brook, an expert in 17th century Florentine sculpture, alumna and member of staff in the Witt Library from 1987-2009, has passed away. Dr Anthea Brook…

  • 16 Feb 2017

    The Courtauld launches a new two-year MA in Buddhist Art

    The Courtauld launches a new two-year MA in Buddhist Art: History and Conservation for 2017/18 in collaboration with SOAS. This MA provides a comprehensive grounding in the history of Buddhism, Buddhist art and its conservation…

  • 14 Feb 2017

    Kiss (1961) comes to The Courtauld Gallery

    The Courtauld Gallery is delighted to announce a significant addition to its modern collection displays: British artist Bridget Riley’s Kiss, on loan from a private collection and on display until mid-June 2017. Kiss is a…

  • 20 Jan 2017

    ARTiculation Prize 2017 – London Quarter Finals

    The Courtauld Institute of Art hosted the London Quarter Finals of ARTiculation Prize 2017 on 18 January, with 10 schools and colleges participating in the event.  The ARTiculation Prize is an annual event designed by…

  • 21 Dec 2016

    Photo Library Digitisation Project – Open Day for Prospective Volunteers

    The Courtauld will be holding an open day on 16 January 2017 for prospective volunteers interested in participating in our Photographic Library Digitisation Project.  The Courtauld’s Conway Photographic Library includes almost a million images dating…

  • 20 Dec 2016

    Courtauld alumna Jennifer Scott appointed as new Sackler Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery

    Dulwich Picture Gallery has announced the appointment of Jennifer Scott to the position of Sackler Director of Dulwich Picture Gallery, succeeding Ian A C Dejardin after his 12 year leadership. Scott will take up her…

  • 16 Dec 2016

    Courtauld alumna named 2016 NEON Curatorial Award winner

    The NEON Curatorial Award was established in 2012 to champion curatorial excellence, and is part of an ongoing partnership between the Whitechapel Gallery and NEON, a non-profit organisation in Athens. Building links between emerging curators…

  • 01 Dec 2016

    Art History A Level Saved in the UK

    The Department for Education announced today that the Pearson exam board will develop a new A level in History of Art for teaching from September 2017. This news follows exam board AQA’s recent decision not…

  • 25 Nov 2016

    East Anglia Alumni Group Launched

    From Cecily Hennessy (PhD 2001): In September we launched the regional alumni group for East Anglia, including alumni from Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. The first visit was to the Red House in Aldeburgh, the home…

  • 25 Nov 2016

    Courtauld Annual Book Sale raises £40,000 for students

    This year’s Annual Book Sale was our most successful ever due to a very generous donation from the estate of Brian Sewell, who sadly passed away last year. This donation, which amounted to over 10,000…

  • 14 Nov 2016

    Doctoral scholarship in Spanish art-historical studies

    The Courtauld is delighted to announce the creation of a fully funded doctoral scholarship in Spanish art-historical studies, commencing at The Courtauld in the academic year 2017/18. The scholarship will cover The Courtauld’s Home/EU/International tuition…

  • 07 Nov 2016

    Courtauld alumnus Giles Waterfield 1949-2016

    We are deeply saddened to report the death of Giles Waterfield whose career embraced a variety of roles – museum director, curator, art historian, teacher, novelist – all of which he  conducted with unique flair…

  • 14 Oct 2016

    Response to A Level Art History Being Axed

    The definition of Art History as a ‘soft subject’ and the demise of its existence as an  A Level  seriously misunderstands a subject which  is enormously important to the economy,  culture and well-being of this…

  • 01 Sep 2016

    The Courtauld Gallery appoints new Martin Halusa Curator of Drawings

    The Courtauld Gallery is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Ketty Gottardo as the new Martin Halusa Curator of Drawings.  Dr. Gottardo studied History of Art at the University of Udine, Italy; later obtaining…

  • 10 Aug 2016

    Courtauld in top five for overall student satisfaction

    The Courtauld Institute of Art is ranked fourth in the UK for overall course satisfaction in the National Student Satisfaction (NSS) 2016 survey. 94% of Courtauld students are satisfied with their course compared with a…

  • 18 Jul 2016

    Courtauld Emeritus Professor Awarded British Academy Fellowship

    Paul Crossley, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at The Courtauld Institute of Art, has been awarded a Fellowship of the British Academy.  Professor Crossley, an eminent medieval art and architectural historian, is one…

  • 27 Jun 2016

    Statement from the Director on the EU referendum outcome

    In light of the outcome of the referendum last week, I want to reassure staff and students from European Union countries how much we value their contribution to The Courtauld community. The vote to leave the…

  • 15 Jun 2016

    Confusion of Tongues: Art and the Limits of Language opens at The Courtauld Gallery

    This year’s MA Curating the Art Museum students have unveiled their final project; Confusion of Tongues: Art and the Limits of Language , this summer at The Courtauld Gallery. This exhibition, curated by twelve students of…

  • 24 May 2016

    Courtauld ranked first for art history

    The Courtauld Institute of Art is pleased to announce it has been ranked first for History of Art in The Guardian University 2017 Guide. Professor Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director, The Courtauld, said: “I am…

  • 23 May 2016

    The Courtauld secures £9.4m HLF award

    The Courtauld Institute of Art is delighted to announce that it has secured £9.4m from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards Phase One of a major transformation programme, “Courtauld Connects”. With the generous support of…

  • 15 Mar 2016

    Eye and Hand: The Art of Silk Design

    Eye and Hand is a new exhibition in The Courtauld’s Book Library Foyer.  The exhibition is a student project which was led by Courtauld Faculty member Professor Katie Scott.  It explores the relationship between design and…

  • 15 Mar 2016

    Courtauld alumna Anita Brookner dies aged 87

    Author: Professor Deborah Swallow, Märit Rausing Director, The Courtauld Institute of Art It is with very great sadness that we learn of the death of Anita Brookner, Courtauld alumna and former member of The Courtauld’s…

  • 04 Mar 2016

    TEDxCourtauldInstitute 2016 Utopia – Breaking the Rules

    500 years ago, Thomas More wrote a radical book that has captured imaginations throughout history: Utopia. In it, he presents an ideal society and places importance on the process of dreaming. Utopias may be unobtainable, and may…

  • 25 Feb 2016

    Courtauld alumnus appointed Director of Sir John Soane’s Museum

    The Trustees of Sir John Soane’s Museum have announced that Bruce Boucher (Courtauld Institute of Art MA, 1974 and PhD, 1987) has been appointed Director of Sir John Soane’s Museum. Bruce Boucher, who is currently…

  • 11 Feb 2016

    Dr Tom Nickson wins book award

    The Award Committee of the American Society for Hispanic Art Historical has voted unanimously for Toledo Cathedral: Building Histories in Medieval Castile (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, [2015]), by Dr Tom Nickson, Lecturer in…

  • 17 Jan 2016

    Courtauld alumna appointed new Director of Tate Modern

    Courtauld alumna, Frances Morris has been named as the new Director of Tate Modern, succeeding Chris Dercon Frances will become the fourth director of Tate Modern in its 16-year history, succeeding Lars Nittve, Vicente Todoli…

  • 07 Jan 2016

    Courtauld alumnus recognised in New Year Honours

    Congratulations to Courtauld alumnus Professor Maurice Howard who has been made an OBE for services to higher education and architectural heritage in the New Year Honours list. Professor Howard was awarded his MA from The…

  • 08 Dec 2015

    Susie Nash awarded Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship

    Professor Susie Nash, Deborah Loeb Brice Professor of Renaissance Art, has been awarded a prestigious Major Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust.  The Fellowship is for a project on the history and visual culture of the courts…

  • 20 Nov 2015

    New Illuminating Object on display – A Pendant in the Form of a Book

    Until 15 March 2016 Don’t miss our latest Illuminating Objects project now display in the Gallery. We have been shedding light on an unusual early seventeenth-century pendant and showcasing it in the Gallery for the first time since it…

  • 05 Nov 2015

    Sarah Wilson receives Honorary Award from International Association of Art Critics

    Professor Sarah Wilson has been awarded the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Honorary Award for Distinguished Contribution to Art Criticism. Professor Wilson was presented her award at the 48th AICA International Congress in London last…

  • 02 Nov 2015

    Art in Britain 1660-1815, David H. Solkin

    Professor David Solkin’s new book Art in Britain 1660-1815 has been published by YaleBooks. This beautifully illustrated book presents the first social history of British art from the period known as the long 18th century, and offers…

  • 16 Oct 2015

    Distinguished lecture series underway

      The Sackler Research Forum 2015 Frank Davis Memorial Lecture Series got underway this week.  The 2015 series of lectures brings together anthropologists and art historians for a ‘conversation’ about art and about the ways…

  • 21 Sep 2015

    Courtauld alumnus Brian Sewell dies aged 84

    Brian Sewell, art critic, author, columnist and Courtauld alumnus died aged 84 on 19 September 2015. Best known to the British public as arts broadcaster and art critic of the London Evening Standard, he drew…

  • 04 Sep 2015

    Alumna appointed Director of NBMAA

    Courtauld alumna, Min Jung Kim, has been appointed Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA) in Connecticut. NBMAA is the oldest American art museum in the USA and Kim will be its…

  • 20 Aug 2015

    The Courtauld in top 10 for graduate jobs

    The Courtauld Institute of Art is in the top ten of all UK universities where you’re most likely to get a graduate job from, according to the latest graduate destinations statistics (HESA Destinations of Leavers…

  • 13 Aug 2015

    The Courtauld in top 10 for student satisfaction

    The Courtauld Institute of Art is in the top ten of all UK universities again for overall course satisfaction, according to the National Student Satisfaction (NSS) 2015 survey. 94% of Courtauld students are satisfied with…

  • 13 Aug 2015

    Welcome to our new website

    We are delighted to announce the launch of The Courtauld’s new website. Our website has been completely redesigned to make it more accessible and easier to find the information you are looking for. The new…

  • 09 Aug 2015

    First Motesiczky collaborative MA offered for 2015-16

    Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable Trust collaborative MA Programme 2014-16 A collaborative MA Special Option in 2015-16, Central European Art and Culture 1918-1956: A Minor Modernism?, has been made possible by the Marie-Louise von Motesiczky Charitable…

  • 09 Aug 2015

    Two collaborative Mellon MAs to run in 2015-16

    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation / Research Forum MA Special Options In 2015-16 funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has enabled two Andrew W. Mellon Foundation / Research Forum MA Special Option courses at the…

  • 31 Jul 2015

    Sackler Research Forum Fellowship 2015-16

      We are delighted to announce that Dr Irene Noy will be the Research Forum’s Sackler Postdoctoral Fellow for the 2015/16 academic year.  Earlier this year Dr Noy completed her doctorate on Sound Art from…

  • 28 Jul 2015

    50th Anniversary of History of Dress

    This year The Courtauld’s History of Dress department is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary. As part of their celebrations the MA and PhD students have collaborated with Dr. Rebecca Arnold (Oak Foundation Lecturer in History of…

  • 28 Jul 2015

    Courtauld advises BBC Fake or Fortune

    The BBC once again sought the advice and expertise of The Courtauld’s Professor Aviva Burnstock, Head of the Department of Conservation and Technology, for its latest series of ‘Fake or Fortune’.   The series, which finished…

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