Thursday 13 March 2014, 17.00 – 19.00

Suitable for teachers of art at primary, secondary and FE level as well as art/gallery educators

Courtauld Bag

Join us for a curator led tour of the exhibition Court and Craft: A Masterpiece from Northern Iraq followed by light refreshments and the opportunity to find out more about new projects and opportunities within The Courtauld Gallery learning programme.

Discover the story behind one of the most beautiful and enigmatic objects in The Courtauld's collection: a handbag made in Northern Iraq around 1300.  Court and Craft explores the origin and cultural context of this extraordinary object, alongside displays of illustrated manuscripts, ceramics and other luxury crafts. 

No other object of this kind is known. Inlaid with gold and silver and decorated with a courtly scene showing an enthroned couple as well as musicians, hunters and revellers, it ranks as one of the finest pieces of Islamic metalwork in existence.


Attending teachers will be given a free resource pack and light refreshments.


Booking Essential t: 020 7848 2705  e: sarah.green@courtauld.ac.uk



Drawing on Art History: Research Day for Teachers
Tuesday 22nd October 2013, 10.00 – 16.00

Suitable for teachers of art at primary, secondary and FE level as well as art/gallery educators.

Pinturicchio Study of a Flying AngelBruegel, Kermesse at HobokenDurer One of the Wise Virgins

Drawing to learn or learning to draw? Why do we ask students to draw in the gallery and what learning opportunities can be unlocked through the practice of drawing?

These questions are central to Drawing on Art History, a research and development day hosted by The Courtauld Gallery on the occasion of the exhibition The Young Durer: Drawing the Figure and the Big Draw Festival. Through talks, workshops and seminars this intensive day looks to unravel the various modes and functions of drawing in the gallery.

Work alongside teaching colleagues and staff from The Courtauld—curators, gallery educators and practicing artist and educator Matthew Krishanu to revisit and explore drawing as a tool for learning in art galleries. Using The Courtauld Gallery collection and our current exhibitions as a stimulus, we hope to provide the space for reflection on teaching practice and the opportunity to develop practical and creative approaches to engaging with art and a gallery.

big draw




The Courtauld Gallery and Institute of Art offers a dynamic programme of continuing professional development opportunities for teachers and tutors of art, art history and humanities subjects at all levels. 

To inquire about or to book CPD inset days for groups of teachers or trainee teachers please email: