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Durham University

Centre for Visual Arts and Culture

CVAC Events Listing


10th June 2019, 11:00 to 18:30, Joachim Room, College of St Hild and St Bede

To celebrate another year of actvities at the Centre for Visual Arts and Culture, please join us for a day of presentations and discussion on topics including photography, exhibitions and architecture.


11.00-11.25 Coffee

11.25 Welcome from the outgoing CVAC Director, Ludmilla Jordanova

11.30-12.30 Geoff Belknap, National Science and Media Museum
Curating Photography as a Scientific Object
Chair: Jonathan Long

12.30-1.15 Jonathan Wallis, National Trust
Stories in the Landscape: Curating Places
Chair: Cathie Draycott

1.15-1.45 Lunch

1.45-2.45 Matthew Rampley, Masaryk University, Brno
Reactionary Modernisms: Architecture after the Fall of Austria-Hungary
Chair: Adrian Green

2.45-4.00 Lucy Whelan, Humboldt University of Berlin | Seren Nolan, Durham University | Laura Sillars, Durham University
Exhibitions: Creation and Evaluation
Chair: Lindsay Macnaughton

4.00-4.15 Tea

4.15-5.15 Stefano Cracolici, Durham University | Ed Payne, Durham University
Exhibitions: Curation and Publication
Chair: Janet Stewart

5.15-6.30 Drinks reception to celebrate the exhibition catalogues by Stefano Cracolici and Ed Payne (courtesy of the Zurbarán Centre)

All welcome, please register before Tuesday 4th June by emailing

The AGM will take place in the Joachim Room at the College of St Hild and St Bede. When entering the college site from St Hild's Lane, please bear left towards the Victorian-era building overlooking the lawn, following signs for the Reception. The Joaquim Room is located beyond the Reception in a converted chapel and is clearly signposted. A site map of the college can be downloaded here.