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A FREE downloadable resource for 5- 9 year olds which can be used at home – discover Durham University’s collections, from Durham Castle’s grand building, to the Oriental Museum’s treasures, to the colourful Art Collection, the papers of the Archives and the secrets from the Museum of Archaeology. Find out more!
This region of the world has always been a melting pot of beliefs, cultures and artistic traditions. This rich and complex heritage is reflected in the displays in this area.
Highlights include Tang dynasty tomb models, an exquisite Song dynasty Dingware wedding bowl, a shufu cup and Qing dynasty monochromes.
The Korean collections are among the smallest in the museum but they are also hugely varied. Support from a number of funders has also enabled us to expand the collection specifically for this space.
See Edo Period wood block prints alongside cels from anime movies; vintage kimono alongside modern street fashion; centuries old ceramics alongside pieces by 20th and 21st century masters.
This gallery has been designed to introduce younger visitors to Ancient Egypt. Displays cover those topics usually taught at school such as food and farming, building, writing and beliefs.
This gallery was refurbished and redesigned in February 2016. It is named after the man responsible for the founding of the Oriental Museum, Professor T.W. Thacker and is home to the highlights of the Ancient Egyptian collection.