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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.

Take a stroll

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.



Watch our films

The Courtauld YouTube channel offers insights into our world-famous collection, and illuminating talks from our academics on the history of art and art conservation.


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.


The Artful Line

A selection of works from the Harris and The Courtauld Gallery that examine drawing in all its forms.

Explore an interactive virtual tour of the exhibition or listen to an audio description tour.


Why does Art History matter?

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

Watch here

Discover the ‘Ministry of Works’ collection

The ‘Ministry of Works’ bequest, a collection of photographs taken in the last days and months of World War II has been revealed in The Courtauld’s Conway Library for the first time.



Download primary and secondary school resources.
Although these resources were devised originally for teachers they are also a rich resource for anyone interested in the study of art history or in finding out more about artists’ practice to support their own. They include research by leading academics and insights from experts at The Courtauld along with interviews with practicing artists. Short suggestions of practical activities that could be adapted for any age or ability have been included to explore some of the ideas and themes.

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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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