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Silk Roads: Creating a New Gallery for the Oriental Museum

11th December 2019, 19:30 to 21:00, Lecture Room EH009, Elvet Hill House

An illustrated talk by Rachel Barclay, Curator of the Oriental Museum. Open to all.

The Silk Roads gallery will open in May 2020 transforming the ground floor of the Oriental Museum. As an introductory gallery for the whole museum, it will bring together works from across the collections to tell stories of trade, travel and exchange across Asia and into Europe, all the way to Durham.

In this talk, Curator Rachel Barclay, will offer a behind the scenes look at how the new gallery has been conceived and planned over a period of several years. How are decisions made on the layout, themes and contents? Who is involved and why? What are the practical implications of undertaking a large project like this while the museum is open and busy with visitors? What has gone well? Where are the challenges?

This talk is an opportunity for Friends of the Oriental Museum and other visitors to learn more about the project and offer their own thoughts on the final shape of this major new development for the museum.

This lecture is hosted by the Friends of the Oriental Museum, as part of the 2019/20 series.
This lecture is open to all. Lectures are free to Friends.

There is a small charge for visitors. Booking not required.

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