Posts by venue: Collections & Objects

The Return of the Samurai

Our awesome exhibition “Other Worlds: The Art of Atomhawk” had barely been open for two weeks before we learned that we’d have to shut the Great North Museum: Hancock down for the safety of visitors and staff alike, as we… Read more

The British Music Collection from Heritage Quay at Huddersfield University – by Carmela Barbaro, Placement Student

I am a PhD student at Newcastle University, currently in my third year and I have recently started a placement experience at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) for the Unlocking our Sound Heritage Project. My area of research… Read more

Sounds like Christmas! Songs from Fenwick’s Christmas Window – Dominique Bell, UOSH Project Manager

Christmas doesn’t seem quite complete without a visit to Fenwick’s Christmas Window, does it?   With Christmas fast approaching, we’ve been enjoying digitising and cataloguing material from the Fenwick Archive, which is held by Tyne & Wear Archives. This collection… Read more

The British Fairground – A reflection of a modern society losing its charm? – by Lauren Downs, placement student

As we trundle forward into the abyss of ever-evolving technologies, globalisation and unprecedented connectedness, it often seems that we simultaneously become increasingly disconnected from one another, our local heritage, and the heritage of minority communities in our society. In this… Read more

A Whale of a Newcastle Tale – by Jo Anderson, Assistant Keeper of Archaeology

Our ethnographic collection has originated from many different sources.  Explorers, missionaries, other museums – we’ve been accepting interesting objects from around the world for centuries.  During my time researching the North American collection, I’ve discovered that some of the objects… Read more