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Discover Award

Image from local school Arts Award session

DISCOVER is designed for children aged 5 – 9 years but is open to anyone under 25. Created as an introduction to the arts for children, participants can take part in arts activities, find out about artists and share their discoveries.

Discover at Home

There is so much to discover in Durham University’s collections: Durham Castle’s grand building, the Oriental Museum’s treasures, the colourful Art Collection, the papers of the Archives and the mysteries of the Museum of Archaeology.

You will discover objects, paintings and artefacts from our collections. You can also create an artwork inspired by artist Dr Finola Finn and share your work in our online Community Gallery.

This FREE resource is available to download at home. Simply complete the activities and send us a photo of your worksheet and what you have made!

The first 100 completed entries will be moderated for free by Durham University and Culture Bridge, with children gaining a nationally recognised qualification and accompanying Arts Award Discover certificate.

Silk Roads Discover Award

Enter a truly global journey inspired by the new Silk Roads gallery development at the Oriental Museum. Use our collections centred around the spread of cultures, goods, ideas and culture along the silk roads throughout history and today.

Be Inspired

Explore the Durham University collections to find inspiration in completing an Arts Award.

Discover Durham Collections

Art Collection

Online Gallery

See what other amazing work has been created in our Arts Award Gallery.

Arts Award online gallery