An exclusive preview of our new galleries, conservation studios and more, designed by award-winning architects Witherford Watson Mann
Courtauld Connects is the most significant development since The Courtauld moved to its historic home in London’s Somerset House in 1989 and will transform our Gallery, conservation and academic facilities. Led by Stirling Prize-winning architects Witherford Watson Mann, the project is set to revitalise the magnificent buildings first conceived by Sir William Chambers in the 1770s. Interpretation will bring to life hundreds of years of site history preceding the current historic buildings, telling the story, for example, of the first Somerset House (the first Renaissance palace in England) – and its history as a Royal residence.
The designs below offer a preview of the development, revealing how The Courtauld will change over the course of its transformation – improving facilities for students and the public, opening our building up to new audiences, and allowing us to show more of our historic collection than ever before.