Posts by date: December 2014

Merry Christmas and happy new year from us all

Merry Christmas and happy new year from everyone at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. We’ll be back in 2015 with more blog posts from the team here.

Nothing But Blue Skies From Now ON! (removal of some very Yellow varnish)

This year as a way of coping with a sharp reduction in Museum funding we are all being asked to find new ways of raising funds. This means that for the first time (in my memory at least) our Conservation… Read more

‘Turners saved my marriage’

Christmas is fast approaching. It’s a special time of year for many people and it’s also a very busy time for shops. Businesses are going into overdrive with publicity campaigns to get us to buy their products and all this… Read more

Laing Art Gallery’s Companion Guide Book marks 110 years of history

  I only found that I had snapped this pigeon on the wing when I was looking through my photos recently – a scrap of flying energy that rather nicely complements the stone of the Laing’s distinctive tower. The tower itself is a great use of… Read more

The Neptune Shell Shop bracelet and the response to the shell crisis of 1915 – Part 1

A few weeks back I accepted a donation of a gold bracelet into TWAM’s collection. I am told that as a piece of jewellery it is unremarkable, but I think it is lovely. As TWAM’s maritime historian it is an… Read more