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Take part in Discover Arts Award

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.

Download your own Discover at home Activity Sheet here

Silk Roads Discover Award

Enter a truly global journey inspired by the Silk Roads gallery development at the Oriental Museum. Use our collections that explore the spread of goods, ideas and cultures along the Silk Roads both throughout history and today.