Posts by venue: Education

Your Ideas for Our Museum

Just before Christmas, some Laing staff were out and about, meeting members of the public. We were persuading people to sample some Christmas treats – mince pies and chocolate biscuits. We did have an ulterior motive – we were hoping… Read more

Sing all about it!

“Gannin’ alang the Scotswood Road to see the Blaydon Races Olympic Torch” Now that the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee has passed we look next to welcoming the Olympic flame to the region as part of its tour around the country in… Read more

Marguerite hidden beneath 100 years of dirt

The Art for Sunderland Exhibition is designed to give an idea of what goes on behind the scenes in a museum. I was lucky enough to get to choose a painting to work on in gallery.   I chose ‘Marguerite… Read more

Kith and Kin: New Glass and Ceramics Stage 2 – The ‘Crinson Jug’

The second stage of Kith and Kin: New Glass and Ceramics began at the National Glass Centre on 9th January, where a number of the exhibitors changed or augmented their displays. Read more

Ged Bell, Chair of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Joint Committee

At the recent joint committee meeting Bill Griffiths, Senior Manager for Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) delivered a presentation about the service’s learning and community engagement in 2010/11 and the statistics were extraordinary. Here are a few of… Read more