What’s On at The Research Forum

The Research Forum is back for the 2023/24 academic year, offering a programme of both online and onsite events. Please do visit our to catch up on our events from previous years.

All our events require pre-booking and those without tickets will not be admitted. Please get in touch with us at researchforum@courtauld.ac.uk if you have any questions regarding our programme.

Spring Semester Events


Throwing Shade on Paris, 19th-century Capital of Fashion.

5:00pm, 28 Feb 2024 | Free, booking essential

This paper explores how Paris fashion constructed its exclusive and exclusionary world. It also casts light on some of the marginalized players in the field of fashion. In doing so, it expands fashion’s borders by demystifying the discourses that swi...


Book event: Objects in Exile: Modernism across Borders, 1930-1960

5:30pm, 1 Mar 2024 | Free, booking essential

Please join us for a discussion between Kathleen James-Chakraborty (University College Dublin), Ines Weizman (School of Architecture, Royal College of Art) and Robin Schuldenfrei, the author of Objects in Exile: Modernism across Borders, 1930-1960 (P...

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Royal School of Needlework at The 鶹Ƶ

10:00am, 1 Mar 2024 | £150

The Royal School of Needlework and The 鶹Ƶ are delighted to be partnering on a Canvaswork hand embroidery class inspired by a stunning Floral Back Chair from the museum’s Bloomsbury Room. The one-day class will be held at the museum on Friday 1...


Museum Debate - Contested Threads: Curating Textiles

6:30pm, 4 Mar 2024 | Free, booking essential

Organised by the MA Curating the Art Museum cohort, this museum debate 'Contested Threads: Curating Textiles' brings together artists, curators, and art historians for a critical discussion on the display of textiles in contemporary art spaces, expl...

A Mosaic detail of Roger II wearing a blue robe and a gilded sash, receiving the crown from Christ. Christ appears taller than him and as if hovering, wearing a brown and dar blue robe, he also holds a parchment on his left hand.


Authority and Identity in the Middle Ages

10:00am, 15 Mar 2024 | Free, booking essential

In this postgraduate colloquium, speakers will explore new and alternative perspectives on how art and material culture reflect and produce concepts of identity and authority in the Middle Ages...

Three people standing in a gallery looking at objects from the Medieval and Early Renaissance period


Careers for Medievalists?

10:00am, 16 Mar 2024 | £12

Sponsored by the British Archaeological Association, this event aims to demonstrate the range of career options available to medievalists, especially those studying in Art History and adjacent disciplines such as History, Archaeology and Heritage Stu...

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Making Choices

6:00pm, 19 Mar 2024 | Free, booking essential

Professor Dorothy Price FBA, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Critical Race Art History...

Summer Semester Events

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Morgan Stanley Lates at Somerset House with The 鶹Ƶ

6:00pm, 10 Apr 2024 | Free for 25s and under, booking required

The Morgan Stanley Lates at Somerset House with The 鶹Ƶ series offers visitors after-hours access to our latest exhibition and a range of other activities. ...