Posts by date: July 2012

An interesting example of collaboration between Tyne and Wear

It’s been another rewarding month on the Sunderland Shipbuilding Archives Project. I’ve been working on the records of William Doxford & Sons Ltd and have now largely completed the cataloguing of the firm’s operational and publicity records. These include some… Read more

What’s Your Story? Discovering Family History – The Milburn Jug

When I heard that What’s Your Story? Discovering Family History, a Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums travelling exhibition, was coming to Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens (SMWG), I was keen to get involved. As an artist working with this venue’s … Read more

Bell-shaped studs

We have been busy changing the old Daily Life gallery in the museum at Arbeia into the brand new Amazing Finds gallery, which meant we had to take all the artefacts out of the room during the building work. Some of the objects… Read more

‘Quentin Blake: As Large As Life’ comes to the Laing

These are photos from the installation of the new exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery – Quentin Blake: As Large As Life. The first picture has gone up! It’s one of the circus life group. This lovely group of pictures… Read more

Exciting new additions to our Sunderland shipbuilding collections

I’m happy to report that work is continuing well on the ‘We Mak’em’ Shipbuilding Archives project. The records of the firm Bartram & Sons Ltd are now fully catalogued (TWAM ref. DS.BM) and can be searched using our online catalogue.… Read more