Posts by date: March 2015

Memories of the Hancock Museum (part 1)

Like many people who grew up on Tyneside, my first memories of the Great North Museum: Hancock (then the Hancock Museum) came as a child.  For me, however, the most enduring memory is that of standing outside the museum.  From… Read more

The Shipley Art Gallery during the First World War

As part of the ‘Wor Life’ project we have been researching all our venues to see what was going on at each of them during the First World War. We’ve found some really interesting stories that we’ll be sharing over… Read more

Conscience and Conflict – Campaigning Artists

The Spanish Civil War (1936-9) brought together abstract, realist and Surrealist artists in Britain in opposition to the actions of Franco and his fascist allies. The war broke out after Franco led Nationalist rebels in a violent attempt to overthrow… Read more

Crime and punishment in North Shields

Back in November 2010 Tyne & Wear Archives was given a photograph album  of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court between 1902 and 1916 (TWAM ref. DX1388/1). The album contains over a thousand mugshots of prisoners and several… Read more

Conservation on Display

The conservation department have got together to show a sample of some of the work that we do in the studios across the venues several objects were conserved or part conserved for an exhibition which is on display on the… Read more