All posts by Shona Thomas

About Shona Thomas

I’ve worked as "Curatorial Assistant (Collections Access)" at Discovery Museum for several years now. I’m interested in the whole of history and everything in the universe and currently work across TWAM's collections doing my bit to raise the profile of our amazing stuff. By day I’m a mild-mannered museum worker and at night I play guitar in a rock band.

Cultural History of Technology

Hey everyone!  I’m posting this on behalf of Sarah Cotton, our Keeper of Contemporary Collecting:- Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums has recently teamed up with researchers at Northumbria University to encourage new thinking and comment around important subjects, such… Read more

“Britishness”

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums has recently teamed up with researchers at Northumbria University to encourage new thinking and comment around important subjects, such as Britishness, migration, and culture in an industrial region.  Each week, for four weeks, we’ll… Read more

A Roman Mobile Device, a 21st Century Chariot, some Snazzy Shoes and two Iconic Lumps

I’ve been exploring TWAM’s collections and have found some interesting and surprising things. This is one of the highlights of our Archaeology collection and is on display at Segedunum in Wallsend:- It’s a portable Roman shrine about the same size… Read more

Model Visitors

I met a lovely couple the other week.  They’d phoned to make an appointment and then travelled up from Down South especially to see one of our ship models, the ss Newton Ash.  We have over 600 ship models in our collection… Read more

Pilgrim Street and the Newe House

The other day I was stood at the bus stop in Pilgrim Street, in front of the old Odeon, when the Number 1 bus to Slatyford suddenly transformed into a hay wain pulled by four oxen and two horses… Well,… Read more