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Events from the 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023 Reset

'There was light': Amunhotep III and his Dazzling Age

The ancient Egyptian king Amunhotep III was the grandfather of the famous boy king Tutankhamun.

01 October 2022 - 21 May 2023

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

  • Exhibitions
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Guardians of the Silk Road's Heritage: Women of the mountains of Central Asia

This exhibition showcases the work of the professional artists and craftswomen who do so much to preserve and transfer traditional knowledge and skills, adapting them for new audiences and popularising Central Asian folk art. Alongside photographs of the women practicing a variety of traditional craft techniques will be examples of their textile work.

01 October 2022 - 21 May 2023

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham DH1 3TH

  • Exhibitions
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Google Scholar webinar

The latest session in our popular webinar series will be on Wednesday 8 February from 11am-12pm.

08 February 2023

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Online

  • Online
  • Support services
  • Library and Collections
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06 March 2023

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RN

  • Workshop
  • Library and Collections
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Archives and Special Collections Experience Day

Interested in becoming an Archivist or Rare Books Curator? The Archives and Special Collections team at Palace Green Library will be running an Experience Day for Durham University students (undergraduate or postgraduate students) who are interested in potentially pursuing a career as Archivists or Rare Books Librarians. 

08 June 2023

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RN

  • Workshop
  • Library and Collections
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Jun, Yaozhou and Longquan. Three separate kilns, three common factors. A lecture by Rose Kerr

This lecture by world-renowned curator and expert on Chinese ceramics, Rose Kerr, draws on themes from three of her recent books.

31 August 2023

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Lecture room EH009, adjacent to the Oriental Museum

  • Public
  • Talks, training, seminars & conferences
  • Library and Collections
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Welcome to University Library and Collections

Join us at Bill Bryson Library between Wednesday 27 September and Tuesday 3 October to find out everything you need to know about our libraries, museums, collections and services!

27 September 2023 - 03 October 2023

10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Bill Bryson Library, Stockton Road, DH1 3LY

  • Support services
  • Library and Collections
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Voices: contemporary art and craft from the Middle East and North Africa

An exhibition celebrating the work of emerging contemporary artists and designers from the Middle East and North Africa recently acquired by the Oriental Museum.

29 September 2023 - 12 May 2024

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

  • Exhibitions

Library Book Giveaway: Black History Month

Throughout Black History Month, we will be running a book giveaway in Bill Bryson Library.

02 October 2023 - 31 October 2023

9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Bill Bryson Library

  • Support services
  • Library and Collections
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Gods and Things: Religious Objects in Museums

A Friends of the Oriental Museum lecture by Crispin Paine MA FMA FSA, Visiting Fellow, Open University

25 October 2023

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Elvet Hill House 009

  • Lecture
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