Courtauld Institute of Art



This Scholarship is for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the Courtauld Institute of Art and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a Courtauld Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

The following Information has been provided by the Courtauld Institute of Art:

The Courtauld is one of the world's leading centres for research and teaching in the history and conservation of art. It houses world-famous collections of paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture and decorative works of art in its Gallery and over three million images in its remarkable photographic libraries.

The Courtauld has a distinguished faculty of over thirty specialists, whose work ranges from Antiquity to Contemporary Art. It is the only history of art institution to receive the highest grading (5*) in the last Research Assessment Exercise.

As a College of the University of London the Courtauld Institute of Art is located in the centre of London, in Somerset House, one of the most important neo-Classical buildings in the country, and only a few minutes walk from major London museums and galleries. It has a vibrant student community of almost three hundred postgraduates, 49 percent of whom are international.

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Winners of the Courtauld Marshall Scholarships

Lauren Schuker
US University: Harvard University

LaurenSchuker Lauren graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard in June 2006 with highest honors in English and American Literature and Language. Passionate about journalism, Lauren served as president of The Harvard Crimson, her daily college paper with a staff of 350 students. Before her election, she worked as a reporter covering the Law School and President's Office. In addition to editing two books on college admissions, Lauren has worked for New York Magazine and The Paris Review, written for The New York Observer and The Wall Street Journal, worked as a researcher for reporters at The New Yorker and The Washington Post, and appeared on C-Span and Charlie Rose. Lauren plans to study art history at the Courtauld Institute in London before pursuing a career as a journalist.

Viktorya Vilk
US University: Boston University

ViktoryaVilk An immigrant, Viktorya juggles multiple identities and pursues a cross-cultural, inter-disciplinary approach to the humanities. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Boston University, with a B.A. in art history and minors in French Literature and painting. Her senior thesis, which traced the exchanges between Claude Monet and Guy de Maupassant, was awarded the Gregory Hudson Award for Writing Excellence and the College Prize for Excellence in Art History. She is currently researching the Monet collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and has interned at Christie's Auction House and the Nichol's House Museum. At the Courtauld Institute, she will prepare for a career in museum curating.