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More opportunity to visit the Oriental Museum

We’re excited to announce that the Oriental Museum will be opening for an additional day during the week, giving you even more opportunity to explore our galleries and exhibitions.
Visitors in the Egypt Gallery at the Oriental Museum

The colourful Holi Festival is back at the Oriental Museum

Students and community volunteers will spring into action to help celebrate the spectacular Indian festival of Holi at Durham University’s Oriental Museum.
Hindu festival of Holi at Durham University’s Oriental Museum

Explore more eBooks through Cambridge University Press Collection

We’re delighted to have recently subscribed to Cambridge University Press Textbooks Collection, giving our staff and students online access to their full collection.

See something different with free access to BFI Player

We are pleased to let you know that all staff and students can now access exceptional cinema free of charge as part of the University's collaboration with the BFI (British Film Institute).
A still from the film, Malcolm X, showing a man speaking into a microphone against the backdrop of a face in the background

Exhibition explores art of traditional storytelling in Japan

We’re exploring the art behind a traditional form of Japanese storytelling in a new exhibition at our Oriental Museum.
The Battle of Komaki: Kato Kiyomasa and Honda Tadakatsu by Yōshū Chikanobu, 1899 CE

SCONUL Access

From Monday 24 January 2022, we are once again participating in the SCONUL Access scheme, following a pause to the scheme due to the pandemic.
Books at Live Theatre

Our journey into the world of online exhibitions

On 17 March 2020, all our Visitor Attraction venues temporarily closed their doors to the public due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our Museums, Galleries and Exhibitions team were faced with a real challenge; how could visitor engagement with our collections continue when we couldn’t allow public access to any of our venues?

Late-night opening at Visitor Attractions

We’re excited to introduce our late-night opening at Palace Green Library and the Oriental Museum every Thursday from 2 December.

Taxila in Focus: 100 years since Marshall

A fantastic new photography exhibition, Taxila in Focus: 100 years since Marshall has recently opened at the Oriental Museum, displaying images of archaeology from the early 1900s at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Taxila in Pakistan.
Taxila in Focus: 100 years since Marshall

Academic Complete subscription

We’re delighted to announce that University Library and Collections has recently subscribed to ‘Academic Complete’ Ebook Collection, giving staff and students unlimited simultaneous access to over 200,000 additional ebook titles.
Student working on a laptop in the library

Online tutorial: Information Cycle

The latest online tutorial for students to develop their research skills is now available.
Cartoon of two people appearing on screens

Protecting precious collections

Lots of us will have shelves full of things we love to keep, and it’s the same in museums, except our curators can’t just put the collections in a cardboard box in the garage like we might do with our old school books!
Piece of artwork on shelves in Oriental Museum