Take Part

The Courtauld’s open programme of public activities offers something for everyone to enjoy, whatever their levels of interest and knowledge.

A speaker during one of out resfest events in 2017, speaking to an audience in the gallery i Resfest 2017

Activities draw on The Courtauld’s position as an internationally-renowned centre of excellence for art history and a public Gallery. They range from individual study days, lecture series, intensive short courses and international study tours, to outreach programmes for young people and schools, targeted family and community sessions, innovative volunteering programmes and work with English Language Learners.

The Courtauld’s ambition is to transform access to art history education, by extending the horizons of what this is, and ensuring as many people as possible can benefit from the tools to better understand the visual world around us.

In addition, through its Research Forum, The Courtauld uses innovative online approaches to bring art history research to a wide range of audiences. When The Courtauld Gallery reopens in late 2021, there will be a full programme of public activities, from curator-led talks to family workshops sessions and Gallery Lates.

A touching portrait of the family of the artist Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568-1625) by his close friend and collaborator Peter Paul Rubens

Short Courses 2023

The Courtauld offers a wide range of engaging short courses, lectures, study days and study tours, all delivered by experts in their field....

a group of students from a secondary school touring the gallery, with a curator

Schools and Colleges

We have a wide choice of programmes bringing art history and the collection to life and inviting you to bring your own experience and knowledge to share with us....

the audience of a lecture

Young People (16-18)

The Courtauld’s Young People’s Programme offers an exciting series of free workshops, courses and events for young people aged 16-18 to explore The Courtauld Gallery Collection and engage with art history and art practice....

painting of a rural landscape with some peach trees in blossom


Some of our best-loved paintings will be coming to life this half-term. Join us at The Courtauld to explore artworks by the likes of Manet, Van Gogh and Cezanne using all your senses....

group of volunteers stood together infront of the courtauld at somerset house


Would you like to be part of The Courtauld’s volunteering community? Our volunteering projects are open to everyone and will help you learn new skills and meet new people!...

A watercolour of a dining table with a plate of apples, a tall bottle, and a chair back visible behind. The table is deep mahogany red and the apples yellow and red. The lines and brushstrokes are loose and loop across the page, with untouched paper visible in multiple places.


The Courtauld runs outreach programmes with a range of community groups, using art, architecture and our collection to work with everyone from older people to ESOL learners....