Posts by date: April 2011

Double Dividends!

I’ve recently been cataloguing a collection of old Green Shield Stamp items, including the booklets used to collect the stamps and a catalogue of gifts redeemable through the scheme. The Green Shield Trading Stamp Company was founded in 1958 by… Read more

Great North Museum: Hancock – New books in the Library

In previous library blogs the focus has been on the older books and archives in the collections. However, all three library collections have current material and are acquiring new books regularly. So in this blog I thought I’d take a… Read more

Representing Persian Culture

For the last couple of weeks I’ve been adding traditional Iranian or ‘Persian’ decorations to our collection. These items were gifted to Discovery by the Pakistan Cultural Society in Newcastle – an organisation which promotes traditional and contemporary South Asian… Read more

Remember Sunderland The Way It Used To Be

With a vast collection of photographic material, it is impossible for museums to show all of them at once. Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens have an intriguing collection of photos varying in subject and content, which I have had the… Read more

Bob Renaut Blog No. 1

Hello. Our names are Jean and Wendy, and we have been volunteering at South Shields Museum for about 18 months. We have been helping to catalogue some of the fascinating items in the Museum’s collection, and we’d like to share… Read more