All posts by Audrey Glasgow

About Audrey Glasgow

I am an Assistant Keeper of History with Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, at Discovery Museum.

I work with Social History, Science and Industry, Costume and Textiles, and Maritime collections. No two days are ever the same, and I couldn't hope for a more fascinating job!

Roll up, roll up! See the MERMAID!

Mermaids have been part of myth and legend from as early as 2000 BC and the Assyrian goddess, Atargatis. She flung herself into the sea in grief over accidentally killing her mortal lover. She wished to become a fish, but… Read more