Durham University has spend almost £1.5m on art, a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The Palatinate report:
The University has spent £1.4 million purchasing and installing works of art as part of the £60 million Gateway development programme, which includes the new Palatine Centre and Law School.
This figure is nearly five times the original budget of £294,000.
The expense was slammed a “total disgrace” by Archie Dallas, Durham Students’ Union President, who commented: “I can’t believe that the University think it’s appropriate to blow that much money on art.