All posts by Audrey Glasgow

About Audrey Glasgow

I am an Assistant Keeper of History with Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums, at Discovery Museum.

I work with Social History, Science and Industry, Costume and Textiles, and Maritime collections. No two days are ever the same, and I couldn't hope for a more fascinating job!

A teaspoon of history: the evolution of British cookery books

I am so excited for our upcoming event, Time Kitchen (Wed. Feb 22nd) to nibble delicious historic dishes and learn more about ancient recipes! This event has inspired me to look into the history of cookery books, and the recipes in our… Read more

A Victorian Christmas

Discovery Museum is all decked out for Christmas, and it inspired me to look into some of our most common Christmas traditions and where (and when!)  they came from. In Britain, our Christmas traditions are so closely linked with the… Read more

An Unusual Addiction

‘Betel nuts’ are one of the most prevalent addictive habits worldwide, along with tobacco, caffeine, and alcohol. ‘Betel nut’ chewing is actually the chewing of a mix of the areca palm seed (dried or fresh), slaked lime, and other additions for flavour… Read more

Persian New Year

Ethnographers do not exclusively study historic cultures, or ‘world cultures’ or cultures different from our own. Ethnography simply means ‘study of human cultures’. That is a pretty broad remit. For me, one of the most exciting aspects of ethnography is… Read more

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

People have done crazy things for beauty for millennia. In Ancient Greece and Rome, people bathed in mud and crocodile faeces to tone their muscles and keep their skin youthful. In the 18th and 19th centuries, Japanese married women dyed… Read more