Welcome to The Courtauld at Vernon Square
As 2019 begins, we open an exciting new chapter in The Courtauld’s history in our new temporary home in King’s Cross, the most vibrant new quarter in London. I am looking forward to welcoming you all, students and staff alike, to the building and the opportunities it will offer us over the next few years. This is the first time that The Courtauld has occupied a purpose-built educational building, and it brings us all together in fully accessible spaces behind the same front door. Together we can shape The Courtauld’s history in the coming years as we grow into the building, and as we forge connections with our new neighbours. These are exciting times for The Courtauld and we want to involve you all in how we evolve and develop at Vernon Square.
The four floors at Vernon Square will house all our teaching activities. The ground floor houses the Library – 2.3km of books – along with student working spaces. The first floor is filled with the conservation studios and the first of our two lecture theatres. The majority of the teaching takes place on the second floor with the second lecture theatre, nine airy seminar rooms and the Research Forum. The second floor also houses Student and Academic Services as well as the Object Study Room, Paper Conservation studio and Gallery workshop. On the third floor you will find the academic offices, Public Programmes and the PhD study room. Most importantly, the top floor also houses our main social space – the large Common Room for all students and staff to meet, eat, talk and relax.
I look forward to seeing you at Vernon Square.
Professor Antony Eastmond
Dean and Deputy Director