Posts by date: January 2011

NUFC : For the Love of Football is now open

Last week was busy with everyone helping out to make sure the new temporary exhibition, all about Newcastle United Football Club , was ready to open at Discovery Museum on Saturday. Once all the cases were in place and the… Read more

NUFC : For the Love of Football. It’s the final countdown

Next week we will be installing the new temporary exhibition ‘NUFC : for the Love of Football’ at Discovery Museum.  A lot of work goes into preparing temporary exhibitions from lots of different teams in the museum. Over the past few months… Read more

Kurt Schwitters’ Portrait of Fred Uhlman

This portrait from 1940 is of particular significance within the Hatton Gallery’s permanent collection because of its interesting connections to a number of other works (and because it’s a wonderful painting!). It was painted when, as a German, Schwitters faced… Read more

Focus on the collections (part 3) – The library and archives of the Natural History Society of Northumbria

  The library Following on from my last two blogs on the library collections, I’m going to tell you about the library and archives of the Natural History Society of Northumbria (NHSN). The NHSN began acquiring material for its library… Read more

Joe’s Blog

During the recent weeks of heavy snow we were reminded by the media of previous severe seasons such as the winter of 1947.  A comparison that isn’t altogether fair when we remember that, although the war was over, rationing and… Read more