AN ORIENTAL museum is hosting an exhibition celebrating 30 years of Nissan in the North-East.

Nissan: 30 Years On, at Durham University’s Oriental Museum, uses photographs, text, sound and film to explore the people and work of the car manufacturer at Washington, on Wearside.

The show was put together by photographer James Sebright and writer and sound artist Rachel Cochrane.

It will be at the museum, on Elvet Hill, Durham, from tomorrow (Friday, June 12) until October 18.

Museum curator Craig Barclay said: “The long history of collaboration between Japan and the North-East in manufacturing and commerce has led directly to the rich collections of historic Japanese art held in museums and galleries across the region.

“This exhibition brings a new twist to this tradition of collaboration between business and the arts and celebrates the close ties between Japan and the North-East.”

The museum is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm and on weekends and Bank Holidays from noon to 5pm. Entry costs £1.50 for adults, 75p for children aged five to 16 and over 60s and is free for under fives and students. For more information, visit