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Agreement signed with National Museum of Japanese History

(26 June 2017)

Durham University Vice-Chancellor, Prof Stuart Corbridge, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Museum of Japanese History (NMJH). This agreement will support a research and engagement partnership between the Oriental Museum and the NMJH. 

The five year agreement will focus on the development of a bi-lingual catalogue of the Japanese collections held at the Oriental Museum. In addition specialists from both museums will work on a range of projects to promote the collections to visitors by making improvements to the permanent gallery, enhancing the offer for schools and collaborating on special exhibitions. 

The agreement will also bring Japanese specialists to Durham to work with students studying a range of subjects. The NMJH is an Inter-University Research Centre of Excellence in Japan. The Museum includes academic departments of Japanese History and Cultural and Social Studies as well as a Graduate University for Advanced Studies. 

Regular updates on the progress of the project will be posted online.