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Durham Oriental Museum secures £114,000 of funding

Sculpture of Buddhist Bodhisattva
Image caption A sculpture of a Buddhist Bodhisattva will be on display in the new gallery

A museum in County Durham has secured more than £100,000 of funding towards a major redevelopment of its galleries.

Durham University's Oriental Museum is refurbishing all of its permanent galleries in a four year project to improve facilities for visitors.

Now, thanks to £114,000 from the Arts Council, its South Asian and Himalayan collections will be transformed.

The money will be used to fund a two year project and create resources for a new gallery at the museum.

It is hoped the gallery will open in 2015, along with a touring exhibition for schools and communities in the north-east of England.

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