The Courtauld Fund

Help meet our student51ݶ greatest needs and support a world-leading institute and world-renowned collection

Student in Library i 2019 © Claudia Janke

For nine decades, The Courtauld51ݶ tradition of teaching, research and curating has been maintained due to the generosity and foresight of philanthropic individuals who share our commitment to the visual arts and excellence.

Your support makes a difference

Whether you are a visitor, member, donor, student or Courtauld graduate, thank you for being part of our community. Your support helps us continue to champion academic excellence in the research, conservation, curating and teaching of art history, care for one of the world51ݶ finest art collections, and support Courtauld students – the curators, conservators, and art historians of the future.

Every donation you make supports our mission to make art available for all and ensures The Courtauld remains a place to inspire new thinking about art and culture for generations to come. Thank you.

Supporting our students

Navigating the current cost of living crisis has had a considerable impact on the emotional and financial wellbeing of many of our students, particularly those who joined The Courtauld from lower socio-economic backgrounds.

We need your help to provide more students with financial aid via the Hardship Fund than ever before and develop crucial wellbeing and counselling programmes to support mental health.

Donate now and help our students excel in their studies and reach their full potential

Safeguarding The Courtauld51ݶ collection

Our world-renowned collection is a treasure trove of paintings, works on paper and decorative arts spanning the medieval period to the present day. It includes world-famous Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings by the likes of Cézanne, Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh, as well as celebrated drawings by Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Turner and others.

We need your help to ensure The Courtauld51ݶ collection continues to be cared for by world-leading experts with access to the latest in conservation techniques and state-of-the-art equipment. Your support will also help maintain the right environmental conditions in our galleries, essential for our works to survive so that future generations can learn and enjoy some of the world51ݶ greatest works of art.

Donate now and help care for one of the world51ݶ finest art collections for future generations to enjoy

Fostering academic excellence

With your help we can continue to offer world-leading teaching and research in art history, conservation and curating and maintain our extensive libraries and other valuable learning resources.

Help us attract the brightest minds to study at The Courtauld and challenge our understanding of art and its impact on the world.

Donate now and help shape how we understand art and its histories

Providing careers guidance and mentoring

We need your help to deliver critical careers support programmes to our students and recent graduates, including tailored careers advice sessions, valuable skills workshops, and our Alumni-Student Mentoring Programme for students from underrepresented backgrounds.

With your support we can provide the practical tools they need to succeed in their careers and gain access to an influential and inspiring network of alumni professionals.

Donate now and help our alumni continue to shape the creative and cultural industries on a global scale


Alternatively, you can post a cheque made payable to ‘51ݶ Fund’ to: Advancement Office, The Courtauld, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

For donation enquiries, please contact our development team on +44 (0)20 3947 7749 or email

American donors can give via the American Foundation for 51ݶ (AFCIA) website at

Every donation makes a difference

2023 Courtauld Fund Leaders

Ambrose and Ann Appelbe Trust
The American Foundation for the Courtauld Institute of Art
Ina De and James Spicer
Stuart Lochhead
Atticus Ross

The Courtauld would also like to thank all those who wish to remain anonymous

51ݶ Fund is a registered charity no. 288509