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Pushing Paper Activities

A British Museum touring exhibition illustrating how artists experiment with the power of paper to express their ideas pushing the medium in new directions. Inspired by our recent 'Pushing Paper' exhibition, get involved and have a go at these activities and create your own paper based artworks.

Why not share your work with us by taking a photo and sharing it on social media? You can find us on:

Facebook at: Oriental Museum Durham University

Twitter: @dumuseums


Pushing Paper Gallery

Richard Deacon (b. 1949), Some interference 14.01.06, 2006, ink and graphite on paper © The Trustees of the British Museum. Reproduced by permission of the artist.


Idenitity is what makes you you. This activity will get you thinking about what makes you individual and unique!

Power and Protest

When people protest they come together to show that they feel strongly about something, that they either like or dislike something. This can make you feel powerful in your likes, dislikes, beliefs and ideas.

Space and Place

What do you see from you place and within your spaces?

Systems and Process

Systems and process is about how artwork is created. Explore your potential and practice skills.

Time and Memory

Join in the creative fun and ceate your own matching memory game.

Be Inspired

Explore the Durham University collections to find inspiration for your artworks.

Art Collection

Discover Durham Collections