All posts by Jodie Brewer-Wright

About Jodie Brewer-Wright

Hi, I am currently on a 12 month work-based traineeship at Discovery Museum through the Museums Association. I started last year and I have been getting hands on experience working with some fantastic members of staff from the 12 venues at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. It has been such a learning curve working within this sector, but I have enjoyed every minute and hope to continue my career in this field.

Skyping With the U.S

After going live on Flickr Commons, Tyne & Wear Archive & Museum’s Photostream had an influx of people viewing the photographic collections online. We have now reached over 200,000 views of the images we have uploaded to Flickr, to take a… Read more

John Alfred Charlton Deas

Making collections as accessible as possible, is what Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums strive for. A pioneer in this field was Charlton Deas, a former curator at Sunderland Museum. From 1913, John Alfred Charlton Deas, organised several handling sessions for the blind, first… 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

Youngest Criminal

The youngest of the criminals at Newcastle City Gaol between December 1871 – December 1873 was Ellen Woodman. Ellen was only 11 years of age when she was caught stealing iron along with Mary Catherine Docherty, Rosanna Watson and Mary Hinnigan. … Read more

Convicted Criminals

Social media such as Facebook and Flickr have become a significant way of communication. Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums have some fantastic and interesting collections that can’t always be shown on display and instead need to be stored away,… Read more