Posts by date: December 2015

Transmit/Receive part 2

A guest post by Tim Shaw.  Following on from two sold out workshops at the Discovery Museum the Transmit/Receive team took to World War One relevant sites around Tyneside to experiment with Morse code machines, hydrophones, short-range radio transmitters and… Read more

‘Saved by a Cat’ – a feel good story for Christmas

A few months ago I spent a morning at North Tyneside Local Studies Library, with my colleague Sarah Younas, looking through old editions of the Shields Daily News. We were searching for the stories behind some of the First World War… Read more

Reflections on a journey of discovery: lessons learned from ‘Creative Baby!’

It’s widely known that babies learn through play, but what can adults learn from the experience?  Earlier this year I came up with the idea of ‘Creative Baby!‘ and launched it in August as a experimental pilot project at the Shipley… Read more

It’s Alive! Riding Turbinia, 1897

It’s a funny thing, working in a museum.  You get so used to the extraordinary things around you that they sometimes seem to fade into the background.  Then, suddenly, something happens to inspire you all over again.  I come to… Read more

Kids in Museums: what can we learn about engaging families?

I left London tired but inspired after the Kids in Museums Family Fortunes Workshop yesterday. It was a pleasure to spend the day with forty or so other museum and gallery staff, having time to really think and discuss how… Read more