Posts by venue: Collections Management

Nothing But Blue Skies From Now ON! (removal of some very Yellow varnish)

This year as a way of coping with a sharp reduction in Museum funding we are all being asked to find new ways of raising funds. This means that for the first time (in my memory at least) our Conservation… Read more

Did your ancestors own shares?

I’m pleased to report that work is progressing well on the ‘Workshop of the World’ project to catalogue our Vickers Armstrong archives collection. I’ve recently been working on the Executive records of Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth and Company Ltd, which… Read more

Angel

A couple of us volunteers at the Laing Art Gallery are recording details of a large archive of material relating to the Tyneside Victorian artist Ralph Hedley. Recently I came across two photos of a carved angel. The angel is… Read more

Arcs & Sparks: Discovery Museum’s Electrical History Store

In Discovery Museum’s basement, beneath the feet of our unsuspecting visitors, there are store rooms full of even more science and technology artefacts awaiting their time in the spotlight.  My colleague Toni previously blogged about some of her experiences working to sort… Read more

Summer Hols and Sandy Beaches

Summer has come at last and with it some new student placements from Northumbria University Conservation Course. It’s great to have new people to work  and exchange knowledge with. At the moment I have one student on placement and two ex… Read more