The Public Programmes Department was established in 2007 to offer life-long learning opportunities and increase access for young people, schools and the general public to the study of art history and conservation. The Courtauld's programme is unique in that it provides access to leading experts and to the highest levels of art history research for everyone, whatever their age, ability or background. It is designed to engage the public with the world-renowned collection and academic work of The Courtauld, and to promote the understanding, knowledge and enjoyment of art history. The team creates and organises the schools, community and public events programme for The Courtauld Gallery, short courses and lectures for adults, and professional development opportunities for students.
The team has a particular interest in working with groups of young people at state schools who are currently excluded from the study of art history, or who feel it is not relevant to their lives. The team is advised by The Courtauld Youth Council, young people aged 16 and 21 who have taken part in a Courtauld education project, and by a range of teachers. For example, ‘Animating Art History’, is a partnership combining art history and animation run with The University of the Arts London and Central Saint Martins, aimed at students from backgrounds with no history of attendance in higher education.
How can you help?
£50k+ per annum: support and name an area of activity – eg, ‘Schools Programme’
£30k+ per annum: support and name a post in the department
£10k+ per annum: support a specific project
£5k+ per annum: make an important general contribution to the department
25k+: All the above can be endowed in your name in perpetuity.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Campaign Enquiries: +44 (0)20 7848 2056
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