Lunar New Year, called the Spring Festival in China, is China's biggest and most important annual festival.
Interface Arts is a network for artists in County Durham and the surrounding areas. This exhibition showcases works influenced by both the Oriental Museum’s collections and Durham University’s contemporary Western Art collections.
An exhibition celebrating the elegance of Ming and Qing dynasty Chinese jades from the Arnhold collection of Chinese art.
An exhibition of contemporary ceramics inspired by the experiences of international students, created by artist Katrin Moye.
Historically, the Cham people enjoyed a rich culture, their territory including several kingdoms in what is today Central and Southern Vietnam. However, the Champa Kingdoms began disintegrating following decisive defeats by the Vietnamese in the fifteenth and nineteenth centuries, starting a pattern of migration and flux that is still going on today.
The Art Studio is a Sunderland-based mental health charity that provides support to improve the lives of members through art.
Art installation 36point7 by artist Stuart Langley, to mark World AIDS Day, from Durham University Western Art Collection.
What is the present and is the flow of time an illusion?
Bringing mountaineering literature to life
An exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration in Japan and the connections between Japan and the North East
An exhibition by curator/photographer Lauren Barnes, illustrating the everyday lives of South Koreans over the course of a year.
Led by Durham University's Music Department, this multimedia exhibition brings together visual artists and musicians to explore diverse visual responses to Indian classical music.
‘I like beauty. I love beauty. I worship beauty in all its earthly forms’. Thus spoke Malcolm MacDonald, whose adventures as a politician, diplomat and colonial administrator were perhaps only equalled by his passionate enthusiasm for the arts and collecting.
Reconstructing the Kasthamandap and its past after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake
An exhibition exploring the role of the thousands of Chinese who risked their lives alongside the British armed forces during the First World War.
A British Museum exhibition featuring a selection of delightfully detailed netsuke and other traditional Japanese male dress accessories.
The Anglo-Egyptian Conquest of Darfur in World War I
the ambiguity inherent in a cultural interpretation of glass artwork
A photographic exhibition portraying the natural and built spaces of Shimla
Discovering Durham University's Western Art Collection
The people of ancient Lebanon played a fundamental role in shaping the history of the Mediterranean and yet, despite their importance in antiquity, they remain unknown to most people today. Based on the latest research, this exhibition provides an accessible introduction to the culture and society of Lebanon in the ancient world.
An exhibition exploring the role of the samurai class as patrons and producers of the arts, together with their legacy in Japan today.
On the Threshold II: Formal Presence aims to present the meaning of our existence in a post-internet society and the lived experience of different cultures mainly through the mediums of painting and photography while exploring the use of colour.
The first of a two part exhibition bringing the work of London-based Japanese artists to the North East.
Illustrations of life in the Byzantine Empire by archaeological and historical illustrator Graham Sumner
An exhibition of new works by members of the Northern Potters Association inspired by the Oriental Museum’s collections
Reflecting on the impact of three decades of Nissan in the lives of the people of the North East. A collaboration between photographer James Sebright and writer and audio artist Rachel Cochrane.
An exhibition of art and interventions across five venues in Durham, connecting with climate change, global justice and human displacement.
An exhibition created by students studying for the MA in Museum and Artefact Studies, showcasing artefacts related to pilgrimages from the heartlands and furthest reaches of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam.
Landscape has always been a major inspiration for artists; every medium - from painting, sculpture and photography, to poetry and music - has been used in an attempt to portray it. However, the question remains: can the direct experience of the landscape ever be truly represented within the context of art?
An exhibition showcasing Buddhist printed art from the Oriental Museum’s collections.
3.11 three years on. A photographic exhibition by Jorel Chan.
A group exhibition exploring South Asian art and personal journeys of hope, growth and expression by members of the Art Studio, Sunderland
From the Mountains to the Sea: North East reflections on South Asian culture explores the culture, art and religion of South Asian and Himalayan countries through North East eyes. The exhibition is a combination of works made by several North East artists from the East Durham Artist Network (EDAN).
Gangsters, monsters, samurai and cartoon characters.
An installation engaging with the permanent Chinese ceramic collection in the MacDonald Gallery and working with the notion of traces, ephemerality, and the vitality of the substance of ceramic.
An exhibition of paintings by internationally renowned, pioneering Palestinian artists, Hazem Harb and Mohammed Joha.
This is an exhibition of rare and beautiful photographs from Sudan taken by the anthropologist Ian Cunnison. It tells a story of migration, everyday lives and inter-ethnic relationships in late colonial Sudan.