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Please click below to find out more about some of the exciting projects we are working on.

Arts Award

Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it is creative, valuable, and accessible.
An art installation displayed behind glass

Art Loans in Schools

In 2021, Durham University Library and Collections launched our Art Loans in Schools Programme.
Person holding small artwork to a class of children.

Cosin Library Project

Located on Palace Green at the heart of Durham City, Cosin’s Library is one of the oldest public libraries to survive in the North East.
Interior of Cosin's Library

Silk Roads

This major new gallery opened in early 2021, transforming the ground floor of the Oriental Museum.
Community members taking part in a workshop exploring museum objects.

Street Museum

Street Museum was a pilot project funded by the Museum’s Association / UKRI Digital Innovation and Engagement Fund in 2021-22.
Families seated around tables and engaging in activities at the Hands On History Day as part of the Street Museum project.

Multicultural Amman

This collaborative project working with partners across the Museum and Heritage sector in Jordan to create a formalised set of guidelines for heritage engagement.
Group of people at a project planning meeting for Multicultural Amman project

Pandemics Through Time

A collaborative project working between Newcastle University and Durham University, a group of students from two secondary schools looked at pandemics past and present.
Group of Students Looking at Archive Material

World Heritage Day

To celebrate World Heritage Site Day on 18 April 2022, Durham Cathedral and Durham University commissioned local artist Sofia Barton to develop free resources.
Dancers performing outdoors at Palace Green in Durham