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Academic Support

Members of the museum's team are happy to provide support and guidance to students and academics seeking to work with our collections in either the physical or digital realms whether for teaching or research.

Find out how we can help with

Teaching Support

Supporting teaching at undergraduate and graduate level for a range of courses across Durham University and for other universities in the region.
A group of people wearing gloves gather round as a woman shows them a framed picture.

Research Support

Our team members regularly provide expert advice to academics working across our collections.
Filming a TV interview during installation of Walking with the Buddha

Research Impact

Our team has experience working with academics from across departments and faculties on activities designed to support REF impact case studies.
Everest 1924 from the exhibition ‘Scaling the Heights: miniature mountaineering’ an exhibition by Stephen Livingstone and Abbie Garrington

Proposing an Exhibition

The Museums and Galleries team can support academic partners to create a range of exhibitions.
Objects on loan from the National Museum of Beirut in the exhibition Daily Life in Ancient Lebanon

Information for Academic Staff

We work closely with our academic colleagues to support your teaching and research.
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Here to help 

If you are looking for dissertation topics or seeking to develop a new course or module, we are happy to talk to you about how our collections and expertise might enhance your teaching activities.   

More than 100,000 objects and artworks from around the globe and across history offer the potential for a huge range of object-based research across disciplines, supported by the experience and expertise of our team of curators.  We can advise you on how to use our collections and spaces in ways that maximise the potential to demonstrate research impact.   

Learn more about our research-led projects and partnerships.