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Upcoming events

Portrait and Figure Drawing with Isabel Gotti 4. Figure Quicksketch

Friday 19 July, 2024
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
7 Owengate, Art Collection
Charcoal drawing of a figure, their back faces the viewer by Isabel Gotti

Festival of Archaeology: Embroidery Workshop

Sunday 21 July, 2024
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
7 Owengate, Museum of Archaeology, Art Collection
Sappho’ by Sarah Li. Embroidery piece created for ‘Fragments’ performance by Unlearn and Publish (Sarah Li and Bex Harvey) after the Sappho bust at Durham Castle.

Think of a door: A creative workshop led by the artist Zara Worth

Friday 26 July, 2024
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
7 Owengate, Art Collection
Photo of artist Zara Worth in an art gallery

Durham Art Collective

Wednesday 14 August, 2024
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
7 Owengate, Art Collection
Durham Art Collective
The exterior of The Palatine Centre, Durham University

Plan Your Visit

Durham University’s Art Collection is on display in buildings around the University campus. Find out everything you need to know to get the most from our visit.

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Summer in the City Art Festival

Summer in the City (SITC), Durham University’s annual arts festival returns for 2023, bringing an entire season of visual arts and entertainment to venues across the city and beyond!

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Our collections

The University is home to one of the richest cultural collections in the North East, including Asian art, modern art, manuscripts and archives.

The collection of modern art alone presents work by some of the most significant artists of the 20th and 21st centuries and specialises in print-based media.

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Search our collections

We welcome anyone who wishes to study our collections. Find out more about searching our collections online and how to make a research appointment.

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Art Circle

Art Circle is a monthly newsletter for Durham University’s art collection and art programmes, emailed directly to your inbox.

Know Thyself - Finola Finn, 2017, Lumiere Installation


The Learning and Engagement Team offer workshops and resources suitable for schools and home learners.

Explore the range of curriculum linked Art Skills and Art Collection based sessions, and online resources available for primary, secondary and post-16 school and home learners. We can also support your Arts Award.

Aerial view of blue table with wooden board in centre. On the board are two pieces of brown clay that have been sculpted in to Henrey Moore style sculptures.

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