Posts by date: September 2010

Adam, Lou and the Magnificent UV Ray Machine

Here’s a picture of Lou, one of TWAM’s Conservators. She’s currently busy preparing objects for an exhibition which will celebrate 150 years of South Shields Museum and Art Gallery. Adam the exhibition curator selected the UV Ray machine (TWM : 2010.3227) because… Read more

Book moves in the Great North Museum: Hancock Library

We’ve been pretty busy in the library recently moving books around. This has helped all of the three collections housed in the library. Older and more fragile books belonging to the Society of Antiquaries have been moved into our controlled… Read more

The Victorian Press and the Fort

I have just been helping to choose some objects from the fort for an exhibition celebrating 150 years of the Museum in South Shields, and had to check up a bit on the history of one of the objects, which… Read more

I wouldn’t thank you for one of these!

As well as cash donations, we do get many wonderful and curious objects donated to us here at TWAM. I am however, eternally thankful that we don’t actually run a charity shop like many other charities do. I found this… Read more

Discover Fashion (and fabulous dresses!)

I’ve just finished working on a redisplay of one of the cases in the Fashion Works gallery at Discovery Museum. It showcases the work of students, past and present, from Northumbria University fashion courses. We really wanted to use a… Read more