Courtauld Connections

Exhibition gallery

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:

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Herbert Art Gallery & Museum 

John Piper, 1940, Interior of Coventry Cathedral, November 15th, 1940 

John Piper, Interior of Coventry Cathedral, November 15th, 1940
Image credit: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum

Listen to Martin Roberts, Senior Curator at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum explain this painting’s significance to people in Coventry.

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Ferens Art Gallery

Gwen John, c. 1910-1920,The Seated Woman

Gwen John, Seated Woman, 1910-1920
Image Credit: Ferens Art Gallery/Hull Museums

Listen to Kerri Offord, Curator of Art at Ferens Art Gallery,  discuss why this painting is a highlight of the Ferens’ collection.

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Ulster Museum

Edward McGuire, 1974, Portrait of Seamus Heaney

Portrait of Seamus Heaney, Edward McGuire ,1974
Image Credit: National Museums NI

Listen to Anne Stewart, Senior Curator of Art at National Museums NI explain the symbolism in this portrait of poet Seamus Heaney.

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Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Claudette Johnson, 1990, Untitled, 1990 (Standing Woman)

Untitled, 1990 (Standing Woman) Claudette Johnson
Image Credit: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Courtesy of the artist/Hollybush Gardens

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.

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Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library

Frank Auerbach, 1984, Head of Julia III

Head of Julia III Frank Auerbach (1931 -)   1984
Image Credit: Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library, Courtesy of the artist/Marlborough Gallery

Braintree Museum

The Rayoneer, 1948

Cover of Courtaulds Rayoneer Supplement 1948
Image Credit: Braintree District Museums Trust

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.

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Courtauld National Schools Programme

Cover Image of Fashion sense school resource

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.

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