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In light of the current situation with the Coronavirus in the UK, a number of our partner exhibitions are temporarily closed until further notice in line with advice from Public Health England.

Please note that our Vernon Square campus is currently open for limited purposes and our building at Somerset House remains closed. Find out more here.


We are transforming our Gallery, teaching and social spaces.  We will re-open in 2021 with a greater variety of works from our collection on display than ever before and an expanded exhibition programme. Find out more about our transformation project 

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.

Find out more about our Courtauld National Partners.

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Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from The Courtauld

This UK touring exhibition presents ten remarkable pieces of Islamic metalwork from our collection, dating from the 13th to the 16th centuries.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Elizabeth Siddal seated at an easel, c. 1854-55. The Courtauld Gallery, London. © The Samuel Courtauld Trust

The Artful Line

The Harris Museum, Preston Currently closed

Featuring works from the 17th Century to the present day, this exhibition examines drawing in all its forms. The Artful Line features drawings from our collection by influential artists including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Frank Auerbach and William Henry Hunt. Part of our National Partners Project.

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Paul Gauguin, Manao Tupapau (The Spirit of the Dead Watches), 1893-94, The Courtauld Gallery, London (The Samuel Courtauld Trust).

Courtaulds: Origins, Innovations & Family

Braintree Museum Currently closed

Explore the extraordinary legacy of the Courtauld family and a display of rare original prints by Paul Gauguin from our collection. This exhibition offers a unique glimpse into the early work of this formative Impressionist artist who was championed by Samuel Courtauld. Part of our National Partners project.

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Illuminating Objects

Level 2, The Science Museum Currently closed

The latest project in our Illuminating Objects series explores the sculpture Habitation by French artist, César Baldacinni, known as César. Now on display at The Science Museum, London, whilst The Courtauld is temporarily closed.

Illuminating Objects is supported by McQueens Flowers Ltd.

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

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