Courtauld Institute of Art

Somerset House, Strand
GB–London WC2R 0RN

phone  +44 20 7848 2687
fax  +44 20 7848 2657

Director: Prof. Dr. Deborah Swallow
Dean and Deputy Director: Prof. Antony Eastmond
Head of Research: Dr. Alixe Bovey    

Courtauld Institute of Art The Courtauld Institute of Art, an independent college of the University of London, was founded in 1932 as the UK’s first university department devoted to the study of art.   Today The Courtauld is a world-leading centre for the study of art history, conservation and curating. The Courtauld Gallery is one of London’s must-see art museums.  The collection stretches from the early Renaissance into the 20th century and is particularly renowned for its unrivalled collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including masterpieces by Monet, Van Gogh and Gauguin and the largest collection of Cézannes in the UK. The Gallery also holds outstanding collection of drawings and prints and fine works of sculpture and decorative arts. The Research Forum, which is the hub of The Courtauld’s research community, offers an extensive programme of lectures, conferences, workshops and seminars supporting advanced inquiry in the history of art, conservation and museum studies. For more information visit