Posts by date: May 2013

Divine Bodies exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery – getting ready

In the Divine Bodies exhibition, Pippa and Steve get the screen ready to project Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Pietà, which features the artist herself and renowned actor Robert Downey Jr.  This is one of the contemporary artworks on show with old master paintings… Read more


Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums has recently teamed up with researchers at Northumbria University to encourage new thinking and comment around important subjects, such as Britishness, migration, and culture in an industrial region.  Each week, for four weeks, we’ll… Read more

Do we have plans of your house, school or place or work?

Tyne & Wear Archives is jointly funded by the five metropolitan districts councils in Tyne & Wear. We hold a large quantity of local authority records including Council minute books, school records, public health records and coroners records. One of… Read more

Ralph Hedley’s hunting pictures on the North York Moors

I was in Helmsley recently and missed the chance to visit the site of two unusual paintings by Ralph Hedley. Spout House/the old Sun Inn is on the B1257 as it runs from Helmsley to Stokesley, across the North York… Read more