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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.


Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
Somerset House
United Kingdom
United Kingdom
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+44 (0)20 7848 2777

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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.