Pricey paintings on the walls at Durham University

Picasso next to a lift at Durham University's Palatine centre.
Picasso next to a lift at Durham University's Palatine centre. Credit: ITV news

More than £1m has been spent on artwork at Durham University.

Pieces by Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Alexander Calder hang on the walls of buildings like the Palatine centre.

The University say developing collections is essential. Students say the money could be put to better use.

A wall of Alexander Calder art work on a 3rd floor mezzanine.
A wall of Alexander Calder art work on a 3rd floor mezzanine. Credit: ITV news
Andy Warhol paintings in the entrance to Durham Law school.
Andy Warhol paintings in the entrance to Durham Law school. Credit: ITV news

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