Posts by date: July 2013


Biba was one of the most popular fashion stores in London by the end of its life in 1975. It originally started out as a mail order service created by the Polish-born Barbara Hulanicki with the help of her husband… Read more

First World War stories: Saving the ‘Sunik’

2014 will see the Centenary of the start of the First World War. The Archives holds many fascinating records, showing how the War impacted on the Tyne & Wear area. Over the next few years we will be sharing some… Read more

Guest blog – My School Work Experience Placement at Discovery Museum, by Daniel Cockling

When I was first told about work experience, I only had the vaguest of ideas what that would involve; and more importantly, where I would do it. I have always been interested in History and museums, so after a lot… Read more

Update on the work at the Great North Museum: Hancock Library

Work is well underway at the Library to install equipment that will improve the conditions in which the old and rare books and archives in the collection are stored. The first stage in this work was to remove a large… Read more

Lost Ralph Hedley pictures

Papers, notebooks, press cuttings, sketches and photos relating to the Tyneside artist Ralph Hedley were left to the Laing Art Gallery by the artist’s great-grandson Julian Brown. Some of the sketches are on show in the exhibition Ralph Hedley: Painting… Read more