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What's On

Exhibitions

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Hell, Heaven and Hope. A journey through life and the afterlife with Dante

9:00am to 5:00pm, Palace Green Library, Durham

The exhibition follows the course of Dante’s imaginary journey through Hell, Purgatory and Heaven.  The story is told through artworks, manuscripts, memorabilia and other objects on loan from Livio Ambrogio, the world’s greatest Dante private collector, and other collections.

Contact annalisa.cipollone@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Everyone's History: 20 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Treasure Act

10:00am to 5:00pm, Museum of Archaeology, Palace Green Library

This exhibition celebrates 20 years of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the Treasure Act and also the archaeology that is discovered everyday by the public.

Contact archaeology.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Resilience within the Rubble

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

Reconstructing the Kasthamandap and its past after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 19 January 2018

Khyal: Music and Imagination

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

An exhibition exploring the relationship between Indian music and the visual imagination. Khyal is the name of a vocal musical genre from India. The name means “imagination”. This imagination can be heard in the intricate beauty of the musical patterns the singers create.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 27 January 2018

Marvellous Music

1:00pm to 3:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Explore our new exhibition Music and Imagination, listen to some Indian classical music and make your own musical instrument to take home.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 9 February 2018

The Hills are High

10:00am to 5:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, DH1 3TH

An exhibition by curator/photographer Lauren Barnes, illustrating the everyday lives of South Koreans over the course of a single year.

Contact oriental.museum@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.