Take Part

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

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.

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Short Courses

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

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.

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.


Looking for inspiration for art and craft activities to do as a family? Check out our free online family art materials, all based around works in The Courtauld’s collection, and easy to make and do at home.


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!


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.