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Our Partnership with Morgan Stanley

Somerset House is delighted to be working with Morgan Stanley as part of a broader partnership with The Courtauld that celebrates opportunities, access and new perspectives.

Over the past four years Morgan Stanley has supported a range of exhibitions, programmes and social impact initiatives which are detailed below. 

In 2024 Morgan Stanley’s support will be focused on sponsorship of the Black Business Residency and the Morgan Stanley Lates.

  • The Black Business Residency which helps early-stage Black entrepreneurs unlock their full potential and allow their creative enterprises to thrive, developed in partnership with Mentor Black Business.
  • Morgan Stanley Lates at Somerset House with The Courtauld, a series of Lates which take place three times per year in April, June and October and offer a true site-wide takeover with exclusive experiences, after-hours access and activities hosted by artists and curators. 

Past Projects

  • The Morgan Stanley Exhibition: The Missing Thread from 21 Sep 2023 to 07 January 2024, which charted the shifting landscape of Black British culture and the unique contribution it has made to Britain’s rich design history. 
  • A series of Artist Commissions by rising talent interrogating the Somerset House building and environment. 2021 Rene Matić, 2022 Amba Sayal-Bennet and 2023 Theresa Weber.
  • We Are History: An exhibition in the Terrace Rooms from 16 October 2021 – 06 Februray 2022. a group exhibition offering a different perspective on humanity's impact on the planet by tracing the complex interrelations between today’s climate crisis and legacies of colonialism curated by Ekow Eshun.
  • Unique Moments: Capturing the Everyday: an extensive online events programme with leading artists and curators accompanying the exhibition curated by MA Curating the Art Museum students at The Courtauld Institute of Art in 2020.


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