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Welcome to the Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art

The Zurbarán Centre aims to promote and generate innovative research relating to the arts in the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America.

Since our launch in 2017, we have engaged in major international conferences, research projects, and exhibitions, including the first UK exhibition of the works of Jusepe de Ribera (Dulwich Picture Gallery, 2018) and the exhibition Roma en Mexico relating to nineteenth-century Spanish, Italian and Mexican art (Museo Nacional de San Carlos in Mexico City, 2019). We have developed collaborations with partners in the UK and abroad and launched a programme of fellowships and scholarships.
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Professor Stefano Cracolici served as the Zurbarán Centre’s first director from 2017 to 2020. Since October 2020 the Zurbarán Centre is under the directorship of Professor Claudia Hopkins. The Centre is named after the Spanish painter Francisco de Zurbarán (1598-1664) whose series of paintings Jacob and his Twelve Sons have been at Auckland Castle for over 250 years.

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Zurbarán Centre for Spanish and Latin American Art

Roper House
10 Market Place
Bishop Auckland
DL14 7NJ