Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris
An ambitious transformation project that will make The Courtauld’s world-class artworks, research and teaching accessible to more people – in the UK and internationally.
This multi-million-pound development is the most significant since we moved to our home in Somerset House in 1989. The project will transform our Gallery, teaching, learning and social spaces. It will allow us to expand our exhibition programme, including new dynamic spaces for temporary exhibitions. It will also make it possible to present a greater variety of works from The Courtauld Collection, which stretches from the early Renaissance into the 20th century.
The Courtauld Gallery is closed for around two years during the project’s initial phase, providing an opportunity for masterpieces from our Collection to travel to France and Japan, as well as partner institutions across the UK.
The project, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, requires a major fundraising campaign, and will ensure the future sustainability of one of London’s longest-standing arts institutions for all.