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Department of History of Art


Cambridge Visual Culture is a portal for the visual: for our students and researchers, for visual artists, and for the wider community.

Cambridge Visual Culture, formerly the Centre for Visual Culture, was established in 2019 to harness cross-disciplinary research activity on visual culture being conducted at the University of Cambridge. CVC maintains close ties with its host department, the Department of the History of Art, whose oversight is now complemented by directorial expertise from its co-funders: the Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle’s Yard, and the School of Arts and Humanities.

The CVC programme currently consists of the:<

  • Creation of a digital presence for the network
  • Facilitation of a programme of events focused on the visual
  • Support of a programme of visiting research scholars
  • Development of a dedicated artists-in-residence programme

Visit the CVC website to learn more about visual culture research and programming going on across Cambridge.