STUDENTS are putting on an exhibition to look at the effects of decay on items donated by people in County Durham.

Durham University’s Museum of Archaeology at Palace Green Library is looking at the impact time has on objects, including replicas, reconstructions and materials from local crafts people.

DECAY: Time, Objects & Destruction opens on Friday, June 16.

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It is aimed at encouraging people to think about what objects we use in everyday life will look like in 500 years’ time, and how future audiences will interpret them.

Dr Mary Brooks, conservator and lecturer in the department of archaeology, said: “Decay is something which happens to everything and everyone. Things change as they age, sometimes in distressing ways but sometimes in ways which can help us think differently about time and its effects.

“As this exhibition shows us, the process of decay can provide new insights into the past and connect us with things in a new and exciting way”.

DECAY: Time, Objects and Destruction will be on display from Friday 16 June – Sunday 29 October 2017.

The exhibition will be open Mondays, 12 – 5pm and Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm.

Entry to the exhibition is free of charge. For more information, please visit: