Posts by date: August 2012

Recent discoveries and challenges on the Sunderland Shipbuilding Archives Project

For the past month I’ve been busy cataloguing the ships photographs of several Sunderland shipyards, including those for Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd and J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd. There are thousands of fantastic images of ships launches and… Read more

Divine company!

I’ve been busy working on the conservation of some of the old masters from the Hatton gallery for their new exhibition. some of the paintings are really old and really dirty. This painting is by de Wit and was painted… Read more

Firing Up exhibition at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

An exhibition of ceramic artwork made by students from several local secondary schools as part of the Crafts Council’s Firing Up scheme is currently on display in Museum Street at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens (SMWG).  Firing Up is a… Read more

Take a look at what our visitors and staff are enjoying in the ‘Family Matters’ exhibition

Dianne, from our Front of House staff, is admiring her favourite painting in the exhibition. She says, “I love it because it’s a picture of a father’s pride and hope for the future. And the boy does look like his… Read more

Newcastle Improved Industrial Dwellings

I wonder how many of those who now live in the Garth Heads student accommodation know the history of this listed building. During the 19th century concern grew about the poor conditions that many working class families lived under in… Read more