Posts by date: June 2014

Mayor’s Choice

Hi, I am a Newcastle University student on placement at South Shields Museum. My main task at South Shields has been to curate two exhibitions built around its collection of works on paper, both of these exhibitions are due to… Read more

‘The ‘Scotia’ Old and New’ by Albert Ernest Black

For my eight week placement here at South Shields museum I will am working with the art collection to curate two exhibitions which will be shown in their stairwell gallery. A lot of my time here has been spent in the… Read more

Sketched in the landscape – Constable’s ‘Dedham Lock and Mill’ 1817

One of the treats for me of the Laing’s current exhibition of Sketching from Nature is Constable’s large oil study of Dedham Lock and Mill. It has such vibrancy and immediacy – we can feel that we’re looking through the artist’s… Read more

Remembering Sunderland’s ship launches

Tyne & Wear Archives is delighted to present a new flickr set remembering Sunderland ship launches of the past 150 years. The set has been produced to celebrate Sunderland History Fair, which will be held at the Seaburn Centre, Sunderland on… Read more

Sharing the Love…

One of the pleasures of working with an amazing museum collection is being able to share it with people, whether through our own exhibitions and behind-the-scenes store tours or by lending objects out to other museums, galleries and carefully selected… Read more