Posts by venue: Education

Can looking closely at paintings and some of an artist’s archival material improve a primary pupil’s written response to a subject? By Julie Ballands, Assistant Learning Officer, Laing Art Gallery

This was the enquiry we explored at the Laing Art Gallery. We focussed on Paul Nash’s WWI paintings, depicting scenes from the front line, and engaged local writer James Whitman to work with the Year 5 classes from three local… Read more

5 things you may not have known about mourning in Victorian times – a guest blog by Lee Joseph Peacock

In Fabricating Histories, Northumbria University, in collaboration with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, are exhibiting a collection of objects from the nineteenth century and exploring ideas around historical fashion, technology, science, literature, and art. Why is the nineteenth century… Read more

Revitalizing the Hatton – what’s happening while we’re closed

Welcome to the first in a series of blogs that I’ll be writing about the redevelopment of the Hatton Gallery, and the Offsite Programme that will be running while the Hatton undergoes its eighteen months of renovation. Hopefully as Project… Read more

It’s Alive! Riding Turbinia, 1897

It’s a funny thing, working in a museum.  You get so used to the extraordinary things around you that they sometimes seem to fade into the background.  Then, suddenly, something happens to inspire you all over again.  I come to… Read more

Wor Life Poppy Project

As part of our Wor Life project, commemorating the role of the North East in the First World War, we have been involving schools, families and community groups in creating poppies in our venues.  The poppies have been interpreted differently… Read more