Posts by date: August 2010

Young Volunteers as Cultural Ambassadors

Here in the Volunteering team at Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums a new project is underway to inspire young people (aged 19-25) to become cultural ambassadors in the region. The project mygames (powered by v) is inspired by the… Read more

BFI Mediatheque

I’m the senior manager responsible for Archives, where we generally work with historical documents on parchment or paper, sometimes hundreds of years old. The most exciting recent development for the Archives, however, has been the opening of the BFI Mediatheque… Read more

Altar your Preconceptions

I have worked at Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum for nearly four years now and I’ve only just been on a full tour of the site! I know I should be ashamed of myself and I am! But I’m glad… Read more

A look at the dodo

The collections held in the Great North Museum Resource Centre contain an intruiging little cardboard box labelled ‘Dodo bones’. I’ve recently had a request from a researcher to look at these bones and it’s given me a rare oportunity to… Read more

Supporting volunteering in Museums

What do volunteers do within the Museums you may wonder… I can assure you that it is more than you may realise! I’m the Culture Track Project Coordinator and I support a number of volunteers who are unemployed to develop… Read more