CASE STUDY

Durham University Buddha’s birthplace

At Durham University, the Curator of University Museums is working with colleagues from the Department of Archaeology on a project designed to enhance the conservation and interpretation of the Buddha’s birthplace at Lumbini, Nepal. In 2013 he travelled to Lumbini and met representatives from the National Museum in Kathmandu and local museums at Lumbini and Tiluarakot and presented a paper on future options to a meeting organised by UNESCO and attended by representatives of UNESCO; the Lumbini Development Trust; the Nepali Government’s Department of Archaeology; the University of Tokyo and other key national and international partners in the Lumbini Development project.