About the institution
Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London is based at Somerset House and focuses on the study of the history and conservation of art and architecture. Its research ranges from western antiquity to the global present. The Courtauld Gallery is famous for its Impressionist and Post-Impressionist pieces. The university also has several image libraries such as the Witt Library, containing photographs and reproductions of Western paintings, drawings and engravings from c.1200 to the present day.