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Gallery Closure


Gallery Closure

The Courtauld Gallery and Courtauld Shop are closed until Spring 2021 while we undertake a major transformation project called Courtauld Connects

This ambitious project will transform our Gallery, teaching, learning and social spaces, and will significantly improve our visitor experience by putting accessibility at the heart of everything we do.

It will also allow us to expand our exhibition programme and to present a greater variety of works from The Courtauld’s collection.

Find out more about Courtauld Connects 


What is happening to the collection while The Gallery is closed?

Whilst The Gallery is closed for redevelopment, we have partnered both nationally and internationally to provide unique opportunities for more audiences to engage with The Courtauld’s collection.

Our founder, Samuel Courtauld, built his fortune through a nationwide textile company called Courtauld’s Ltd, and in one strand of our work we are collaborating with local museums and galleries to develop exhibitions, volunteer led projects and school workshops that engage communities to learn more about the history of Samuel Courtauld’s collection and Courtaulds Ltd in their area.

All other works which are not loaned to our partner organisations will be kept in secure storage until the Gallery reopens.

Find out where you can see The Courtauld collection

Where can I see the Courtauld's collection?

Touring Exhibition in Japan

Masterpieces of Impressionism: The Courtauld Collection, a major touring exhibition of 60 works, is currently touring Japan as part of the British Council’s UK in Japan 2019-20 season.

  • Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo: 10 September- 15 December 2019
  • Aichi Prefectural Museum, Nagoya: 3 January – 15 March 2020
  • Kobe City Museum:  28 March – 21 June 2020
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Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from The Courtauld

This touring exhibition will present a selection of The Courtauld’s best pieces of Islamic metalwork to new audiences around England.

Adam and Eve

The Courtauld at the National Gallery, London

25 Courtauld works are able to be viewed, free of charge, throughout the National Gallery’s permanent collection.



Radical Drawing: Works from Coventry and The Courtauld

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

18 October 2019 – 19 January 2020

A unique opportunity to explore a group of remarkable drawings by artists who have pushed the boundaries of what it means to draw, including 15 works from our collection.

The Bloomsbury Effect

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

14 December 2019 – 16 February 2020

A special display of three early 20th century British paintings from our collection by leading figures of the Bloomsbury Group and one of their avant-garde contemporaries.

Impressions of Modern Life: Prints from The Courtauld Gallery

Royal Holloway Picture Gallery

13 January – 6 April 2020

An exhibition showcasing 24 prints from our collection by world-renowned artists such as Édouard Manet, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, in partnership with Royal Holloway University.

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The Courtauld Gallery is temporarily closed for a major transformation project. It will reopen in early 2021.