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VE Day 75 – Use of Personal Narratives

Written by Roberta Goldwater, Assistant Curator (Regimental) Charge! This week I should have been opening our temporary exhibition, ‘The Final Push’, charting the final six weeks of World War II for two of our regiments; the 13th/18th and the 15th/19th… Read more

LCT 7074 – Hebburn’s Remarkable D-Day Survivor Part 2: D-Day and Beyond

Written by Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager, North & South Tyneside. Part 1: LCT 7074 – Hebburn’s Remarkable D-Day Survivor is available to read here  At long last the mechanics seemed to have fixed the problem.  The engines were running properly,… Read more

The Hatton Collection: Ten Female Artists

Written by Lizzie Jacklin, Keeper of Art, Hatton Gallery Most art in museum collections was made by male artists, and where female artists are represented, their work is often less well known. This reflects a long history of most art being made, bought and sold by men, something many museums and… Read more

LCT 7074 – Hebburn’s Remarkable D-Day Survivor

Written by Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager, North & South Tyneside The tidal waters of the River Tyne were a swirling grey and the gusting wind stung a chilled greeting as a newly-completed vessel was hastily handed over to the Royal Navy.  The date was 7 April… Read more

From the Lab to the Galleries – My Great North Museum: Hancock internship. A guest blog by Amy Tooke

My name is Amy Tooke and I’m a PhD student at the University of Sheffield, researching the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (its most famous guise is as the hospital superbug MRSA) and how it responds to antibiotics and interacts with the… Read more