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1 Welcome to The Courtauld Professor David Solkin Dean and Deputy Director

2 History First university department in the UK dedicated to the study of the history and conservation of art Founded in 1932 by Samuel Courtauld, Viscount Lee and Sir Robert Witt Moved to Somerset House in 1989 Independent college of the University of London since 2002

3 Postgraduate degree programmes Courtauld Graduate Diploma in the History of Art MA History of Art MA Curating the Art Museum MA Buddhist Art: History and Conservation Postgraduate Diploma in the Conservation of Easel Paintings MA Conservation of Wall Paintings (next intake 2016) Research degrees (MPhil, PhD)

4 About us Small size - friendly accessible community Strong emphasis on postgraduate study – 180 MA’s, 125 PhD’s – depth and breadth World-class faculty of art historians and conservators Wide range of specialisms Research focus – 1st in the power ranking in History of Art and 2 nd nationally in the quality index of all UK universities (Research Assessment Exercise 2008) 6,000+ alumni, many of whom are key figures in the UK and global art world

5 Research The Research Forum –Hub of Courtauld’s research community –Speakers have included: TJ Clark, Carlo Ginzburg, Hubert Damisch, Tamar Garb, Tracey Emin, Shirin Neshat and Richard Serra –Student-organised conferences, blogs, reading groups, work-in-progress seminars –publications Special access events, including field trips (e.g. medieval and renaissance trips to exhibitions in Aachen, Paris, Rotterdam, Frankfurt, Florence, Berlin Research skills training courses Co-Founder of Research Skills Intercollegiate Network (ReSkIN) CHASE Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). 12 PhDs funded from (as many CHASE-funded students as the entire arts faculties at Kent and Sussex)

6 About you The Courtauld provides the opportunity: To immerse yourself in the in- depth study of one or more areas of art history or conservation To find your own scholarly voice To begin to make your own contributions to the discipline – through writing, teaching, organising events To become part of an intellectual community entirely focused on art and its histories To engage closely with a broad range of original artworks at The Courtauld, in London, and abroad To prepare yourself for a variety of careers in the art world


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