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Durham University

Art Collection

Departments and Colleges

Do you have artworks in your building or department?

Whether you would like to move, remove or know more about artworks in your building, get in touch with the Curator, at

Similarly if you are planning any redecoration or building works, do let us know so the artwork can be looked after adequately.

Would you be interested in being an Art Warden for your site?

Art Wardens play a vital role in helping to look after artworks on their site, so that everyone can continue to enjoy them.

As an Art Warden you will receive information about how to care for artworks, and if you like, we can also provide you with introductory Art History training about selected artworks. Art Wardens take responsibility for ensuring that artworks on their site are cared for according to the simple procedures outlined below, in the section ‘how to look after your artwork’. Art Wardens may need to advise colleagues and students on these procedures, and raise any issues with the Art Team if needed.

How to look after your artwork

Find out more by downloading and reading our guide to caring for the University's art collections.