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What's On

Exhibitions

Wednesday 25 January 2017

Dressed to Impress: netsuke and Japanese men’s fashion

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

A British Museum exhibition featuring a selection of delightfully detailed netsuke and other traditional Japanese male dress accessories.

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


Opening the Door: Discovering Durham University's Western Art Collection

9:30am to 4:00pm, Bishop Auckland Town Hall, Market Place, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7NP

Durham University's Western Art Collection contains a significant number of prints by leading artists and is one of the most important university collections of 20th and 21st century art in the
UK. This exhibition explores the different printing techniques used by artists, from early methods of woodcut printing to more contemporary screen and digital printing techniques and features works by Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Frink, Eduardo Paolozzi and Patrick Heron.

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


‘The best words in the best order’ - Poetry in Durham and the North East

10:00am to 5:00pm, Palace Green Library

19 November - 26 February 2016
Contemplating the story of poetry in the north east, this exhibition takes an inspired look at the connections between poetry and life.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


'Hearing Voices: Suffering, Inspiration, and the Everyday'

10:00am to 5:00pm, Palace Green Library

5 November 2016 - 26 February 2017

This exhibition draws on the work of Hearing the Voice, a large interdisciplinary study of voice-hearing based at Durham University and funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


'A Forgotten Campaign'

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

11 November 2016 - 30 March 2017.
An exhibition on the Anglo-Egyptian Conquest of Darfur in World War I.
From the mid-seventeenth century, Darfur was an independent Muslim kingdom in what is now western Sudan, ruled by a hereditary line of Sultans. When the British invaded Sudan in 1898 they did not extend their conquest into Darfur. However by 1916 restless British officers and officials stationed in Sudan hungered to play their part in the Great War raging across Europe.

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


In the Image of the Other: Visualising a British-Himalayan Town, Shimla

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

14 October 2016 - 30 March 2017
A photographic exhibition portraying the natural and built spaces of Shimla. It was the summer capital of British India from 1864-1947. Nursed on nostalgia, the British built Shimla (earlier 'Simla') as their ‘little version of England’ and by extension, of Britain itself, complete with neo-Tudor structures, leisure spots, and imposing residences- from cottages to castles, all complemented by a temperate European weather and landscapes.

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


Tuesday 31 January 2017

Iranian archives at Durham: A personal reflection on people, places and the public record

5:00pm to 6:30pm, Learning Centre, Palace Green Library, Durham

Durham University is hosting a public lecture by Prof Sue Wright, Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, one of three scholars from whom the archive material has been collected. Prof Wright will discuss the significance of the collection and what these reveal about the history, culture and politics of twentieth century Iran. Three significant archives of material related to 20th century Iranian history, will be available to view on the day of the event.

Contact Robert.simpson@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Friday 10 February 2017

Barrie Ormsby Art Exhibition - St Mary's College

St Mary's College

The exhibition will include landscapes of West Durham, compositions from music and explorations of social and mythical themes. A launch event will be held on Friday, 10th February from 6.30 pm in the Kenworthy Hall at St Mary's College.

Contact carole.laverick@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Saturday 11 February 2017

Lunar New Year Lantern Festival - Special late night opening

6:00pm to 8:00pm, Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

A special late night opening at the Oriental Museum to mark the Lunar New Year Lantern Festival, the end of the New Year activities.

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


Saturday 25 February 2017

Guided Tour - Hearing Voices: suffering, inspiration and the everyday

2:00pm to 3:00pm, Palace Green Library

In these events, you can enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition to learn about some of the research behind the highlights and the making of some of the displays. All guided tours are followed in the Palace Green Library Cafe by a networking event for voice-hearers, their families and carers, a discussion event, and a film screening at Durham's Empty Shop.

Contact pg.library@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.