Posts by venue: Collections & Objects

Would you Adam and Eve it!

The Shipley Art Gallery is currently celebrating its centenary and as part of the Centenary Exhibition some of the star objects have been displayed. I was asked to examine the painting by Joachim Wtewael called The Temptation of Adam and Eve.… Read more

Worshipping Mithras in the Roman Empire. A guest post by Flora M. Kirk

My name is Flora Kirk. I am an Ancient Studies undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (USA). I have been on a Roman Society placement at the Great North Museum: Hancock for the past few weeks. I hope you enjoy… Read more

Rainbow Stories at Northern Pride 2017

TWAM have just completed a 1 year project with Historypin.org collecting life stories, photos and digital oral histories with older people. The project is called Historypin Connections and can be found here – www.historypin.org/en/connections-tyne-wear. My colleague Clara had links with a… Read more

The Tank and the Officer in the Tower

This blog has been written by Colin Boyd, a volunteer (and good friend) who has been helping to catalogue the plans in our remarkable Vickers Armstrong collection. Whilst working on the Vickers Armstrongs archive I came across a very good… Read more

Wonder Woman and the Amazons

The recent release of the film Wonder Woman has raised interest in Amazons, fearless warrior women, who were more than capable of taking on their male equivalents in combat. Wonder Woman herself is an Amazon brought up on the island… Read more