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The Courtauld Gallery may be temporarily closed but in extraordinary times like these, it’s more important than ever to bring people together through art and culture.

Whether you’d like to explore our collection in more detail, learn more about our world-famous academics and championing of art history research, or find out more about The Courtauld’s history and alumni – you can do it all from the comfort of your home!

Explore the Gallery

Enjoy a virtual stroll through each room of The Courtauld Gallery, as it was before it closed for its current extensive renovation.

Zoom in to look closely at masterpieces from our collection such as Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, Renoir’s La Loge and Paul Gauguin’s Nevermore, from individual brush strokes to the texture of the paint.

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'In Detail' film series

‘In Detail’ is a new series of weekly short films presented by our academics and curators that will reveal the hidden details in some of the most iconic works in The Courtauld Collection.

The series will focus on 11 artworks by artists including Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, Botticelli and Bruegel. Each episode reveals elements in the artwork that may not be immediately obvious to the viewer –smudges of paint, fingernail marks and hidden details that can only be viewed close-up or under a microscope.


Illuminating Objects: Habitation by César

Know your atoms from your alloys? Leap into the history and production methods of César’s fabulous Habitation, of 1960.

Illuminating Objects is a partnership with students working outside the History of Art – exploring the ornate and unusual, each focusing on one object at The Courtauld that sparks their curiosity.



Unquiet Moments: Capturing the Everyday

A new digital exhibition presented by The Courtauld’s MA Curating the Art Museum students, featuring 35 major works spanning four hundred years of artistic practice. This is part of The Courtauld and Somerset House collaborative digital programme which is supported by Morgan Stanley.


New family learning activities

If you’re looking for inspiring, artistic activities to do as a family this summer, then look no further than The Courtauld’s new range of free digital learning resources!

You and your kids can learn to paint like an Impressionist and create a view from your window; make Pointillist confetti in the style of Georges Seurat or even create a 3D theatre inspired by Edgar Degas famous painting, Two Dancers on a Stage.


Explore art history research

From artist discussions to new research perspectives and world-famous conservation projects – our recorded Research Forum events bring art history debates to life.


Why does Art History matter?

Academics across The Courtauld share their insights into the importance of art and art history with HENI Talks

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Courtauld artworks to use as Zoom or Teams virtual backgrounds

Liven up the background of your daily Zoom or Teams meetings, or your Friday evening Zoom quiz, with artworks from The Courtauld Collection. Choose from highlights including Cézanne’s Montagne Sainte-Victoire with Large Pine, Seurat’s Bridge at Courbevoie and Monet’s Autumn Effect at Argenteuil

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Use Courtauld artworks in Animal Crossing

Add masterpieces from our collection to your Animal Crossing island to curate your virtual art gallery, or to use as wall coverings and more. Choose from artworks by Manet, Van Gogh and Monet.


Discover Courtauld Books Online

Read free online scholarly books, including publications emerging from Courtauld Research Forum events and Courtauld projects involving outstanding scholars from art history and conservation across the world.


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