Posts by date: November 2011

An exciting recent donation of Sunderland shipbuilding archives

One of my hopes for the ‘We Mak’em’ Sunderland Shipbuilding archives project, when it started in June, was that it would encourage former employees of the shipyards and their families to come forward with fascinating additions to the collections we… Read more

Festive fun

Our Christmas tree was delivered today and the staff are festively decking our (museum) halls with boughs of holly. I don’t know where this year went, frankly… Recently my mind has turned to our Christmas event on the 10 December,… Read more

The Winners! The Renaissance North East Volunteers Awards 2011

We celebrated our volunteers and staff who support volunteers in style at the Renaissance North East Volunteers Awards 2011 last weekend, at the Great North Museum:Hancock. The standard of nominations were exceptionally high this year and the judges had some very… Read more

We’re excited for the Renaissance North East Museum Volunteer Awards 2011!!

The nominations are in. The invitations have been sent. The judgements have been made and now we in the Volunteer Team are eagerly awaiting the Renaissance North East Museum Volunteer Awards 2011 which are taking place this Saturday at the Great… Read more

Posters from the Hatton Archive

As part of the International Print Biennale, we’ve been showing a selection of exhibition posters from the Hatton archive. Until the early 90s the Hatton formed part of Newcastle University’s Fine Art department and between the 1950s and the early… Read more