Posts by date: September 2011

Hair Rollers and Horseshoes

I’m currently preparing to present at the Culture Shock conference at the end of September and feeling rather nostalgic. Looking back at some of the stories that the volunteers from Culture Track created I’m so impressed with the work that… Read more

Volunteering, Employability and Accessibility – Paul Casson

Paul is one of the fantastic Culture Track volunteers, who has continued volunteering with us even after securing paid employment. Paul began volunteering with us at the Discovery Museum and is now volunteering within BFI Mediatheque in the Archives. He’s… Read more

Monkwearmouth Station Museum Railway Wagon Restoration Project – The Beginning of the End!

  I am pleased to report that the conservation and refurbishment work on the wagons is now complete. The final job that had to be done, after the completion of the painting of the wagons in their LNER and NER… Read more

Great North Museum: Hancock Library – Summer in the Library

Summer is the time for catching up with all those library jobs that didn’t get done during term time! This summer a lot of my time has been taken up with getting the Society of Antiquaries’ books and journals ready… Read more

Who do you think you are?

Like millions of other people we love the BBC programme Who Do You Think You Are? and we’re particularly interested when the celebrity involved has north east connections. We’ve only actually featured in one programme – the one on Jodie… Read more