Posts by date: November 2011

Neptune Yard Launches

A recent acquisition for the Archives is the visitors book for Swan Hunter’s Neptune Shipyard covering the years 1910-1963 (TWA ref DS.SWH/5/1/6/3). This volume had apparently been put in a rubbish skip on the closure of the yard in 1988… Read more

Kith and Kin

Kith and Kin: New Glass and Ceramics, curated by Prof. Peter Davies and Prof. Kevin Petrie, runs from 11 November 2011 to 12 February 2012 at the National Glass Centre, University of Sunderland.
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An explosive flower show

Towards the end of August a member of the public dropped some items off at the reception desk in South Shields Museum & Art Gallery. The individual preferred not to leave a name or contact details, but the items were… Read more

The Tyne Regatta of August 1843

  A few months back TWAM acquired an interesting group of items relating to one of the early Tyne Regattas, held in August 1843.     For a modest sum we purchased a silver cup that was awarded to the… Read more

A New Look at Some Old Friends

Emily, one of our Conservators, is this week steam cleaning sculptures in advance of their display in the upcoming exhibition at the Hatton Gallery.    John Graham Lough (1798-1876) (2 Dec 2011 – 18 Feb 2012)   My colleague Rob at… Read more