What’s On at The Research Forum

The Research Forum is delighted to be offering a programme of both online and onsite events. All our events require pre-booking and those without tickets will not be admitted. Please get in touch with us at researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk if you have any questions regarding our programme.



Fashion Illustration Masterclass with Alex Mein

7:00pm, 24 Jan 2022 | £15 full price (concessions available). Limited space, booking essential

Gray M.C.A in partnership with The Courtauld Institute of Art London is proud to present a series of Fashion Illustration Masterclasses – each hosted by a leading illustrator. In each session you will hear how a contemporary artist approaches his or ...


Open Courtauld Hour: In Conversation with Cecily Brown

8:00pm, 27 Jan 2022 | Free, booking essential

This Open Courtauld Hour, an in conversation between the artist Cecily Brown, Barnaby Wright (Deputy Head of The Courtauld Gallery and Daniel Katz Curator of 20th Century Art) and Leyla Bumbra (Research Forum Programme Manager), will traverse the com...


Centre for American Art, Research

Louise Bourgeois: Woven Yarns

6:00pm, 10 Feb 2022 | Free, booking essential

This talk will explore the role of weaving as material and metaphor in Bourgeois’s practice, and her psychic identifications with woven textiles....


Curating the Virtual

6:00pm, 14 Feb 2022 | Free, booking essential

Daniel Birnbaum, director of Acute Art, will discuss the role of technology and new visual media in how we experience art today. ...

Open Courtauld, Research, The Courtauld Gallery

After Hours: Painting Oneself

7:00pm, 16 Feb 2022 | £0.00 - £16.00

Join The Courtauld for an evening of culture after dark in our latest ‘After Hours’ event! Celebrating the first ever exhibition devoted to Vincent van Gogh’s self-portraits across his entire career, this ‘After Hours’ will be made up of lightning ta...


Open Courtauld Hour: Van Gogh and his Self-Portraits

8:00pm, 24 Feb 2022 | Free, booking essential

This Open Courtauld Hour aligns with and celebrates our latest exhibition! The first ever exhibition devoted to Vincent Van Gogh’s self-portraits across his entire career will take place at The Courtauld Gallery from 3 February – 8 May 2022....



Parmigianino Round Table

3:00pm, 15 Mar 2022 | Free, booking essential

This Round Table brings together a group of world-leading scholars on Parmigianino to discuss their latest projects and research on the artist, one of the most celebrated of sixteenth-century Italy. ...


Open Courtauld Hour: A Good Brew

8:00pm, 24 Mar 2022 | Free, booking essential

This Open Courtauld Hour will interrogate the problematic history of tea, coffee and sugar and its connection to objects in The Courtauld Connection. The implicit relationship to the lives of those colonised and enslaved can be exposed through tracin...

Forthcoming Events

Find out more below about events we have coming up in Summer Term 2022. Booking will open for these events later in the Spring Term 2022.