Posts by date: June 2013

Installing Ron Mueck’s ‘Youth’ in Divine Bodies exhibition

Ron Mueck’s fantastic sculpture ‘Youth’ was the last piece to be installed in the Divine Bodies exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery –  I thought you might like to see some snaps taken during the installation – so here they are… Read more

Last chance left to see the Jerwood Makers Open, at Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead

The following blog post is by Isla Haddow who is studying a BA in Fine Art at De Montfort University, Leicester, and has completed a work placement with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. The Jerwood Makers Open is part of… Read more

Penny lick

The secrets of ice cream date back to some of the world’s earliest civilisations. Persians poured grape juice over snow, Emperor Nero mixed snow with fruit and honey, and frozen milk and rice were consumed in China. By the 17th… Read more

Migration : Geordie Vikings

I’ve sometimes heard that the Geordie phrase ‘gan yem’ for ‘go home’ has Viking connections, and it certainly sounds like the Danish equivalent, ‘gå hjem’. Viking rule was established in Northumbria in the 9th century (ruling through a puppet king). Their… Read more

From Sunderland to Seville: Diary of life at sea in 1865 (part 2)

The previous instalment of this blog reflected on the diary entries of John Hall during his voyage from Sunderland to Seville onboard the sailing ship ‘Success’. John Hall lived at 62 Lawrence Street in Hendon, Sunderland, located near to the… Read more