Posts by date: May 2011

Weddings Galore!

Press speculation about Kate Middleton’s wedding dress reached fever-pitch in April. It was designed by Sarah Burton, creative director of fashion house Alexander McQueen, and was described as the most eagerly awaited fashion moment of the decade. Within 24 hours… Read more

The Optimists Of Nine Elms

The Optimists Of Nine Elms is a lovely picture. Yes, it’s long and may be, some would say, slow, but I still like it. It gives you a good feel of the time it was made. This really is the London… Read more

John Alfred Charlton Deas

Making collections as accessible as possible, is what Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums strive for. A pioneer in this field was Charlton Deas, a former curator at Sunderland Museum. From 1913, John Alfred Charlton Deas, organised several handling sessions for the blind, first… Read more

Replicas of the Cullinan Diamond

The Cullinan diamond is the largest gem quality diamond ever found.  It was found in the Premier Mine at Kimberley, South Africa, in January 1905, and weighed 3106 metric carats (one carat = 0.20 gram).  It had a good blue-white… Read more