All posts by Amy Barker

About Amy Barker

About Amy Barker
Curator of the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

Hi I’m Amy and I am a keeper of art at TWAM. My background is in collections (particularly paintings) and exhibitions, as I have an MA in Art History and worked as the Keeper of Art at the Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle before moving to TWAM. I currently work across the three art galleries we manage; the Laing and Hatton in Newcastle and the Shipley in Gateshead.

Ralph Hedley trail for Children at the Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

The following blog post is by Isla Haddow who is studying a BA in Fine Art at De Montfort University, Leicester, and has completed a work placement with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. I was asked to do a trail… Read more

A day in the store rooms of the Laing Gallery!

The following blog post is by Isla Haddow who is studying a BA in Fine Art at De Montfort University, Leicester, and has completed a work placement with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. I am currently partaking in a two… Read more

Last chance left to see the Jerwood Makers Open, at Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

The following blog post is by Isla Haddow who is studying a BA in Fine Art at De Montfort University, Leicester, and has completed a work placement with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. The Jerwood Makers Open is part of… Read more

Britishness- A National Identity?

2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, a four-year international conflict that marked the lives of people from every nation. This is a subject you will be hearing a lot about over the… Read more

‘Culture in an Industrial Region’

Well there have been many changes to my role since I last wrote a blog post for the Shipley Art Gallery; I now have a job as Keeper of Art and work on projects across the three art galleries at… Read more