Posts by venue: Natural Sciences

Memories of the Hancock Museum (part 2)

Read part 1 of Iain’s blog about starting work at the Hancock Museum. Much loved by generations of local people and highly regarded nationally and internationally for the strength and quality of its collections, with a beautiful building commanding an… Read more

The wildlife illustrations of Edward Lear

Nowadays nearly all of us own a camera. They are often built in to our mobile phones. We can take photos of whatever we want, whenever we want. It is the age of the ‘selfie’, national photographic competitions such as… Read more

Hidden Treasures : William Turner’s “A New Herball”

One of the band of Volunteers who are based in the Great North Museum: Hancock Library is Elizabeth Garnett who is undertaking an MA in Museum Studies at Newcastle University. Elizabeth lives in Morpeth and has been investigating one of that… Read more

Marine Wildlife Festival

So it all started with a conversation about inflatable whales…   Alison Lomax (from whale and dolphin charity ORCA) and I let our enthusiasm get the better of us and decided that as a lot of people might not be… Read more

Great North Museum Library – A different kind of book

If you come to the Great North Museum Library during March you’ll find some unusual books on the bookshelves. Artist Dawn Felicia Knox will be displaying works from her Nomen Nudum : Naked Name exhibition here in the library. The work,… Read more