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Student Exhibitions

Explore our collections from home with our online exhibition programme.   

Toy Box: celebrating toys and games across cultures

A student-led, family-friendly summer exhibition showcasing toys from across Asia and Egypt to celebrate a simple fact of humanity: we all love to play.
drawing of a range of toys from around the world

Repair and Care: the Norman Chapel Project

An exhibition exploring the history of construction and building conservation at Durham Castle, with a particular focus on the Norman Chapel Project.
Photograph looking in to the Norman Chapel and Durham Castle, showing several illuminated stone columns beside thick stone walls

Throwing it Out There: The Archaeology of Ritual, Rivers and Rubbish

This exhibition explores the possible ritual meanings behind objects found in rivers in County Durham.
exhibition title and selection of objects from the exhibition

Enchanted Treasures: Russian Folk Art in the Kirill Sokolov Collection

This exhibition explores the Russian folk-art objects collected by Russian artist Kirill Sokolov.
Group of three toys, one is a large yellow and blue rooster, and the smaller two are a black horse and a white fantasy creature with two heads.

Jericho: An Ancient City Revealed

This exhibition centres on the Oriental Museum’s collection of objects sent to Durham from Kenyon’s excavations at Jericho.
Vase excavated from Jericho

Art Prize Art School

As part of the Art Prize Art School in 2021, two of our student artists curated their own online exhibitions.
SitC Art Prize Art School

Summer in the City Student Exhibitions

As part of Durham University’s annual arts festival, Summer in the City, students created exhibitions for the programme.
SitC Festival Logo

What's All the Fuss About

For this exhibition, students aged 17-24 co-created and commissioned new artworks to address and challenge harmful sexual attitudes and behaviours.
What’s All the Fuss About - Digital Exhibition Logo

Hidden Stories From the River Wear

This exciting online exhibition explores the collection of Gary Bankhead, an underwater archaeologist.
River Wear Exhibition logo showing outline of the river and map of Durham from above