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Beauty and Diplomacy: the Malcolm MacDonald Collections

Exhibition (temporary) 20 October 2017 at 10:00am - 14 January 2018 at 5:00pm
beauty and diplomacy

Malcolm MacDonald greeting Temenggong Koh: Palace Green Library, Durham University

© Palace Green Library, Durham University

    • An exhibition celebrating the diplomat Malcolm MacDonald’s friendships with world leaders, master craftsmen, antique dealers and even Borneo head-hunters. The collections resulting from these friendships are now housed at the Oriental Museum and include beautiful objects from across Southeast Asia and his collection of Chinese ceramics spanning four thousand years of history.
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