Posts by date: October 2010

Inspiration for working in Natural History

Working for a museum and working with their natural history collections is something that I have wanted to do since I left university. I did wander through the bird galleries of the old Hancock museum as a girl and marvel… Read more

Great North Museum: Hancock Library

Focus on the collections – The Cowen Library There are three collections in the Library, the library and archives of the Natural History Society of Northumbria, the library of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Cowen Library.… Read more

Shoemaking craze hits fashionable society

Here is a photograph of a slipper table that we have in the museum collection. I didn’t know anything about slipper tables until this week when I got an email from a postgraduate student in Dublin. She is researching the… Read more

The mystery of Horsfield’s Bronze Cuckoo

It’s great to do some hands on research from time to time. There’s a bird skin in the collection that I’ve been looking at recently. This is a specimen of a bird called Horsfield’s Bronze Cuckoo. Holding it up to… Read more

Getting stuck in

It’s great to see Unity Trust Bank being recognised for their employee engagement efforts at this year’s Business Charity Awards. Our Business Partners have taken part in similar things over the last year and I know how rewarding they find… Read more