Find out more about our current projects.
Durham Priory Library Recreated
Digitising the surviving books of Durham Priory that are still in Durham.
Exploring the University’s past to inform our present
Two Library and Collections projects are being undertaken to explore the University’s history, as part of the broader Race Equality Charter action plan.
Partnership with the National Museum of Japanese History
Bringing together specialists from the Oriental Museum and the National Museum of Japanese History to work on a wide range of projects.
Partnership with the Palace Museum Beijing
Bringing together the University and China’s Palace Museum, two world-renowned centres of research and cultural excellence, for the first time.
Partnership with the University of Malaya
Curators at the Oriental Museum have been working with the University of Malaya to research important Chinese ceramic collections.
Shedding Light on British Medieval Manuscripts
Examining the pigments and inks used in medieval manuscripts.
Silk Roads Gallery
This major new gallery will be completed in summer 2021, transforming the ground floor of the Oriental Museum.
Student Art Prize
Our annual University-wide Student Art Prize to expand opportunities around creativity and to develop a new permanent student art collection.
Universities at War
Volunteers have been researching the biographies of members of Durham University who served during the First World War.