Durham University
United Kingdom (Durham, Greater Newcastle)
Museum web site

Although the university was only founded in 1832, still making it the third oldest English university, Durham has been a centre of learning since the Norman conquest. Due to its proximity with Scotland, the town was fortified and ruled by powerful archbishops, who built an impressive Cathedral there and later pushed for the creation of the university. Listed as world heritage buildings, the Cathedral and Castle are now used by the university (some students can even live in the Castle). Durham also counts 16 colleges, but unlike Oxford and Cambridge, they do not have research or teaching functions.

This prestigious university has about 17,500 students (including more than 4,000 postgraduates).

Old Elvet
Durham, Durham, County Durham DH1, UK
Top artists in the collection:

Clement Burlison1815-18994 artworks
Ralph HedleyEnglish, 1851-19133 artworks
John Wilson CarmichaelEnglish, 1799-18681 artworks
Jacopo AmigoniItalian, 1682-1752 (Rococo)1 artworks
Sir William BeecheyEnglish, 1753-18391 artworks
Henry Perronet Briggs1791-18441 artworks

The Athenaeum has no exhibitions on record for this museum. Exhibition records can be added for this museum here.