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Photographic Resource Center finds a new home

The Photographic Resource Center, which had hosted exhibitions, lectures, and educational programming for photographers for four decades at Boston University, has a new home.

The PRC is relocating to Lesley University College of Art and Design, taking up residence at the Lunder Arts Center on Lesley’s Porter Campus in Cambridge.

“We are very grateful to Lesley University College of Art and Design for this opportunity and look forward to growing our relationship with the school and its students, faculty and staff,” PRC acting executive director Bruce Myren said in a statement.

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The independent, nonprofit PRC, which had been at BU since 1979, will continue to host exhibitions and lectures as well as “Nights at the PRC” work-sharing events at the Lunder Arts Center. (Lesley offers both BFA and MFA programs in photography, and has a robust exhibitions program.)

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“The relocation of the PRC to Lesley University will provide our students and the community of Cambridge with a rich photography resource for research, teaching, exhibitions and events,” said Richard Zauft, dean of the College of Art and Design. “We look forward to partnering with them on photography exhibitions and visiting artists for the university that are free and open to the public.”

BU informed the PRC last January that it planned to “renovate and re-purpose” the university-owned building at 832 Commonwealth Ave.