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The Department forms part of the Faculty of Architecture and the History of Art, and shares some facilities with Architecture. Both departments are located in the Faculty Building at 1-5 Scroope Terrace, near the Fitzwilliam Museum in Trumpington Street.

Most lectures and many supervisions take place in the Faculty Building in Scroope Terrace, where facilities include the comprehensive Faculty Library, a rich collection of books especially relevant to the teaching of the Department, lecture and seminar rooms, and dedicated computing and IT support. The department’s graduate centre is located opposite the main faculty building at 4A Trumpington Street.

The Cambridge course has always placed a strong emphasis on the study of works of art first-hand, and in our courses we make full use of Cambridge’s unique holdings of art and architecture. The Hamilton Kerr Institute at Whittlesford, a department of the Fitzwilliam Museum dedicated to the conservation of easel paintings, also makes an important contribution to our teaching and research. Cambridge University’s art collections and library holdings are second to none. You can find out more about them by following the links below.