Posts by date: August 2011

Record Breaking Volunteers at The Late Shows 2011

We recruited a record breaking number of volunteers to support The Late Shows 2011. With over 100 volunteers supporting the late night events which took place in Newcastle, Gateshead and Ouseburn over 2 nights and 49 venues!! I got the… Read more

Recently discovered photograph albums of Austin and Pickersgill ships

The two most popular types of shipbuilding records held by the Archives are without doubt ships plans and photographs. I was therefore very excited in early August when I discovered a series of photograph albums of twenty one ships built… Read more

Songs of the Sea – preparing a print for loan

Here’s a picture of two of our conservators, Christina and Matt, working on a print from the collection at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery. The print is now out on loan to the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. For more info… Read more

Tell us what you think of our blog!

We’d love to find out more about what you think of the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums blog – what you like and dislike, and how you think we could improve. Please click here to complete a short online… Read more

Scott of the Antarctic (1948)

The BFI Mediatheque’s new film selection ‘Into the White – 100 Years of Polar Exploration on Screen’ provides a fascinating insight into the presentation of such expeditions on screen. Compiled in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Captain Scott’s ill-fated… Read more