Welcome to the Centre for Visual Culture

The Centre for Visual Culture is Cambridge’s dedicated interdisciplinary space for researching the visual / visual research:

  • forging connections between research, display and practice
  • foregrounding the university’s collections and its array of display and exhibition opportunities
  • fostering collaborations across the University and its collections, including its founding partner institutions: the Department of History of Art, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle’s Yard, and the Hamilton Kerr Institute
  • encouraging fresh voices and perspectives, especially from underrepresented fields and geographies

The CVC is relaunching in 2021-22 as Cambridge Visual Culture with a new team of Co-Directors, new initiatives, and a redesigned website, coming soon.

We support a wide range of research activities including:

  • The Visual Culture Seminar which meets periodically throughout the year
  • Funding calls to support research into the visual across Cambridge; visit the Funding Opportunities page to find out more about our new Visiting Fellowships programme for 2022

CVC hosts a range of research projects and supports research grant applications. Informal enquires should be addressed to one of the CVC’s Co-Directors.

The Centre for Visual Culture Test site