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Gallery Closure


Gallery Closure

The Courtauld Gallery and Courtauld Shop are closed while we undertake a major transformation project called Courtauld Connects

This ambitious project will enable The Courtauld Gallery to significantly improve our visitor experience by putting accessibility at the heart of everything we do. The following provides some information about the Gallery closure.

Further information about the wider Courtauld Connects project


What is happening to the collection while The Gallery is closed?

During this time of redevelopment, The Courtauld has established partnerships both nationally and internationally to provide unique opportunities for more audiences to engage with our collection than ever.

Our founder, Samuel Courtauld, built his fortune through a nationwide textile firm called Courtauld’s Ltd. Some of our partnerships are inspired by this history, delivering a programme of activity which will engage with people living in areas near to where Courtauld’s Ltd once had significant industrial presence, and beyond. 

All other works which are not loaned to our partner organisations will be kept in secure storage until the Gallery reopens.

Where will the works be displayed?

Touring Exhibition in Japan

A selection of approximately 50 works from the collection will travel to Japan for a three venue touring exhibition developed in collaboration with the newspaper and media group Asahi Shimbun. The exhibition opened at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in September 2019 and will then travel to the great cities of Nagoya and Kobe until June 2020.

Metalwork bag

Precious and Rare: Islamic Metalwork from The Courtauld

This touring exhibition will present a selection of The Courtauld’s best pieces of Islamic metalwork to new audiences around England.

Adam and Eve

The National Gallery, London

25 Courtauld works are able to be viewed, free of charge, throughout the National Gallery’s permanent collection.



Radical Drawing: Works from Coventry and The Courtauld

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, Coventry

18 October 2019 – 19 January 2020

Radical Drawing is a unique opportunity to explore a group of remarkable drawings by artists who have pushed the boundaries of what it means to draw. The exhibition includes 16 drawings from our collection.

The Bloomsbury Effect

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

14 December 2019 – 16 February 2020

The Bloomsbury Effect is a special display of three early 20th century British paintings from our collection by leading figures of the Bloomsbury Group and one of their avant-garde contemporaries.

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