Courtauld Connections: Works from our National Partners is a celebration of our partnerships throughout the UK over the past 4 years. On display in The Courtauld gallery from 22nd June-2nd October 2022, this exhibition highlights the unique strengths of our partners’ collections and their local importance, alongside stories from our projects with other museums, schools and volunteers.
Below you can see the works on display in the exhibition and hear directly from those involved in the programme, begin with this introduction from Katherine Dunleavy, National Partnership Coordinator at The Courtauld:
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
John Piper, 1940, Interior of Coventry Cathedral, November 15th, 1940
Listen to Martin Roberts, Senior Curator at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum explain this painting’s significance to people in Coventry.
Ferens Art Gallery
Gwen John, c. 1910-1920,The Seated Woman
Listen to Kerri Offord, Curator of Art at Ferens Art Gallery, discuss why this painting is a highlight of the Ferens’ collection.
Edward McGuire, 1974, Portrait of Seamus Heaney
Listen to Anne Stewart, Senior Curator of Art at National Museums NI explain the symbolism in this portrait of poet Seamus Heaney.
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Claudette Johnson, 1990, Untitled, 1990 (Standing Woman)
Listen to Carol Thompson, Senior Curator at Wolverhampton Art Gallery explore this drawing’s relationship to the beginnings of the Black Arts movement in Wolverhampton.
Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library
Frank Auerbach, 1984, Head of Julia III
The Rayoneer, 1948
Read the explanation from Claire Willetts, Collections and Exhibitions Curator at Braintree Museum, about the history of Courtaulds Ltd. and the significance of this magazine.
Courtauld National Schools Programme
Hear from Alice Hellard, Regional Heritage and Learning Officer at The Courtauld, describing our schools programme and some of the key things learned along the way.