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The Centre for Visual Arts and Culture at Durham University (CVAC) promotes interdisciplinary research on visual culture.

CVAC provides a focus for cutting-edge research on visual arts and cultures and it aspires to train new generations of scholars through innovative postgraduate programmes. It fosters informed debate both nationally and internationally, and offers an engaging, open environment for researchers at all levels.
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Dunelm House receives Listed Status

On 8 July 2021, The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport granted Grade II Listed status to Dunelm House. In 2017 CVAC hosted the 'Caring for Brutalism' conference which took place in the context of debate within Durham University and more widely about the future of Dunelm House conference. In light of Dunelm House receiving Listed Status, Dr Adrian Green from the Department of History shares his enthusiasm for the building and sets it in broader contexts in the article entitled 'Durham's Modern Moment – Creating Human Community in Dunelm House and on Kingsgate Bridge'. 

Dunelm House

Dunelm House from Kingsgate Bridge
Dunelm House

Dunelm House looking toward Durham Cathedral

Durham Cathedral framed by the upper window of Dunelm House, with a human couple seemingly brought together by the university in conversation on the balcony.
Dunelm House Interior

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Centre for Visual Arts and Cultures 
Durham University 
Elvet Riverside 
Durham, DH1 3JT 

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 4332