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Our Partnership with Morgan Stanley

Somerset House is delighted to be working with Morgan Stanley across our cultural programme. The sponsorship is part of a broader, three-year partnership between Morgan Stanley, Somerset House and The Courtauld, which celebrates opportunities, access and new perspectives. The partnership with Somerset House encompasses a range of exhibitions, programmes, and social impact initiatives including:

  • The Morgan Stanley Exhibition: The Missing Thread, which charts the shifting landscape of Black British culture and the unique contribution it has made to Britain’s rich design history. 
  • The Black Business Incubator, 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.
  • A series of new Artist Commissions by rising talent, interrogating the Somerset House building and environment. Artists include Rene Matić and Amba Sayal-Bennett and Theresa Weber.
  • We Are History  - An exhibition in the Terrace Rooms from 16 Oct 2021 – 06 Feb 2022. Curated by Ekow Eshun, 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.

The partnership builds on Morgan Stanley’s sponsorship of a collaborative digital programme in 2020 and will run until 2024.


Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in 42 countries, the Firm’s employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. For further information about Morgan Stanley, please visit