All posts by Daniel Goodman

About Daniel Goodman

I am a Newcastle University student working towards a MA in Art Museum and Gallery Studies: Curatorship. As part of my studies I am doing an eight week work placement for which I am based primarily at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery, except for Tuesdays, where I am at Discovery Museum.

At South Shields, I am working with the art collection to produce two exhibitions, which are scheduled to be displayed in 2015. It’s fun, I get the chance to conduct research, explore the collection, design the exhibitions and generally just potter about the art store trying to form ideas. Having once been a keen amateur ‘potterer arounder’, I can say with confidence that I now have the experience to become a professional one!

Every Tuesday at Discovery I work in collections management where my time is usually spent inventorying the art collection in the social history store. This is very different to working at South Shields - where the work is a lot more theoretical and creative - and in that sense it is a nice break to be doing something more practical. Trying to identify objects that aren’t marked or labeled is challenging, but also really rewarding, once I am eventually able to pin down, amongst the hundreds of similar looking paintings of ships, the one that I am looking for!

‘Brig Aground at Marsden Bay’ and goodbye…

For those who haven’t read my previous blogs, I completed a work placement at South Shields as part of my Master’s degree in Art Museum and Gallery Studies at Newcastle University. During my placement, using the museum’s art collection I… Read more

‘Watercolour Treasures’ at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery

Hi, it has been a while since I have written one of these blog posts. Back in spring last year I was on a work placement, working alongside staff at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery and the Discovery Museum,… Read more

The Yemeni Riot in South Shields

I am a MA Art Museum and Gallery Studies student at Newcastle University, as part of my degree I am completing an eight week work placement at South Shields Museum. As part of my placement I have developed two exhibitions,… Read more

South Tyneside during the First World War

I am a MA Art Museum and Gallery Studies student at Newcastle University, as part of my degree I am completing an eight week work placement at South Shields Museum. It is coming up to the last week of my… Read more

George Horton Exhibition

I am a Newcastle University student working towards a MA in Art Museum and Gallery Studies: Curatorship.As part of my studies, I am on an eight-week work placement at South Shields Museum and Art Gallery, where I will be developing… Read more