Durham has one of the most significant university collections of 20th and 21st Century art in the UK.
The Western Art Collection is displayed throughout Durham University and features prints, drawings, paintings and sculpture.Collection themes include Pop Art, British Modernism, the St Ives Group, and the Pitmen Painters. Print-based artworks are one of the collection’s core strengths, offering insights into the key printing techniques used by artists, including woodcuts, lithographs, screenprints and digital prints. See some of our collection highlights here.
Explore from Home
Following Government advice, all of Durham University's museums and galleries are now closed until further notice.
We are sure you share our concern for the health and well-being of our community. In this rapidly changing situation, you can check the University’s Covid-19 webpage, where we are constantly updating Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
you can still enjoy a range of online content from across our collections with Explore from Home.
Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to welcoming you back when it is possible.