Posts by date: July 2014

Arcs & Sparks: Discovery Museum’s Electrical History Store

In Discovery Museum’s basement, beneath the feet of our unsuspecting visitors, there are store rooms full of even more science and technology artefacts awaiting their time in the spotlight.  My colleague Toni previously blogged about some of her experiences working to sort… Read more

A North-East Artist in the Trenches in World War 1

This view of soldiers in a trench on the Somme battlefront around Péronne was drawn by Victor Noble Rainbird, a local artist who fought with various battalions of the Northumberland Fusiliers during the First World War. His sketch shows a… Read more

The Yemeni Riot in South Shields

I am a MA Art Museum and Gallery Studies student at Newcastle University, as part of my degree I am completing an eight week work placement at South Shields Museum. As part of my placement I have developed two exhibitions,… Read more

A Brief History of Samplers – Part One

In recent months, myself and fellow volunteer Emma have been developing the digital records for Discovery Museum’s fan and sampler collections. In practice this has meant a lot of happy hours spent in the Museum’s costume store working with some… Read more

Pearl Binder (Lady Elwyn-Jones), artist and much more

Following my last post on the A.I.A. Everyman Prints, here is a picture of print number 5 in the series Evacuation Scene 1939 by Pearl Binder: it depicts an emotional scene, presumably at a railway station or possibly one of the public… Read more