Posts by date: November 2015

Making connections in China

I was recently invited by Renmin University in Beijing to attend their digital memories conference and speak about TWAM’s work in developing access to digital memory, and in particular the Hidden Newcastle app which we developed in partnership with NE1,… Read more

A foodie-themed ‘Creative Baby!’

The latest ‘Creative Baby!’ session focused on ‘Eat, Drink and Make Merry!’ – an exhibition depicting food, drink and celebration. Inspired by the music, food and costume depicted in the paintings, we presented sensory play opportunities for the babies, offering… Read more

The Great Flood of November 1771 – guest post by Emily Needle

My name is Emily Needle. I am a 3rd year History student at Newcastle University on a work placement at the Great North Museum Hancock: Library.  I am fortunate to be able to look at and read some wonderful old… Read more

Guest post – Tim Shaw

Transmit / Receive The First World War accelerated technological innovation. Many of the devices developed were used to generate or listen to sound for communication purposes. From radio broadcasts to early underwater microphones, listening was a key strategy in the… Read more

Memories of the Hancock museum (part 3)

The development associated with Capital of Culture led to the development of the idea for the Great North Museum, the linking together of the development and management of the Hancock Museum, Museum of Antiquities, Hatton Gallery and Shefton  Museum. Following… Read more