Claudia Hopkins has been appointed director of the Zurbarán Centre of Spanish and Latin American Art, Durham University, having previously been senior lecturer in History of Art at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century Spain. She was part of the team curating The Discovery of Spain (National Gallery of Scotland, 2009) and is curator of Romantic Spain: David Roberts and Genaro Pérez Villaamil (RABASF/CEEH, scheduled for 2021). Among her publications are the edited volumes Pascual de Gayangos: A Nineteenth-century Spanish Arabist (2008) and Spain and Orientalism (2017). Her book The Orient Within: Spanish Art and Identity 1833–1956 is forthcoming.