Partnership with the National Museum of Japanese History
In March 2017, Durham University Vice-Chancellor, Prof Stuart Corbridge, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Museum of Japanese History (NMJH). Director-General of NMJH, Prof Hiroshi Kurushima, was present and signed the MOU. This agreement underpins a research and engagement partnership between the Durham University and the NMJH.
The five-year agreement has brought together specialists from the Oriental Museum and NMJH to work on a wide range of projects. These include promoting Durham University’s outstanding Japanese collections to visitors by making improvements to the permanent displays; enhancing the offer for schools; and undertaking cross-disciplinary collaborative research. In addition, the agreement has brought leading Japanese specialists to Durham to work with students studying a range of subjects.
The partnership is also strongly focused upon the co-curation of special exhibitions, and researchers from the Oriental Museum and NMJH are currently working together on a major exhibition that will showcase a recently donated collection of Meiji period (1868-1912) woodblock prints.
Find out more: English-language website of National Museum of Japanese History
Image caption: The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with the National Museum of Japanese History (NMJH)