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Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London


  • Founded by the politician Viscount Lee of Fareham, the industrialist Samuel Courtauld, and the lawyer Sir Robert Witt in 1932.
  • Originally located in Portman Square, until the move to Somerset House in 1989.
  • Currently celebrating its 75th anniversary.
  • Year established
  • Location
    South East England
  • Registered students
  • Students satisfaction

Academic specialism

  • World-class academic staff
  • Alumni include distinguished art historians, novelists, artists and poets, art dealers, journalists and the heads of major museums and galleries.


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Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Somerset House
United Kingdom
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  • The Institute and its Gallery are based in central London, close to many cultural institutions, theatres, cinemas, clubs and the West End.
  • Somerset House is one of the most important neo-Classical buildings in the country.
  • Central location within easy access of mainline stations, the underground and buses.