Tag Archives: Sunderland

Recent developments on the ‘We Mak’em’ Sunderland Shipbuilding archives project

It’s been an exciting past month on the Sunderland Shipbuilding archives project. For one thing I now have a ‘glamorous’ assistant, Colin Boyd, who will be working part-time with me for the next year. Colin has worked in the shipbuilding… Read more

David Horsefield

We’re fast approaching our annual volunteer awards in November of this year. David won an award for his Outstanding Contribution to Customer Care last year after volunteering with us for over 8 years across all of our venues. I asked David, a… Read more

Songs of the Sea – preparing a print for loan

Here’s a picture of two of our conservators, Christina and Matt, working on a print from the collection at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery. The print is now out on loan to the National Glass Centre in Sunderland. For more info… Read more

Loading Gauge found to be unsafe and is removed from site for conservation works.

When the recent landscape improvements at Monkwearmouth Station Museum uncovered the loading gauge to full view again, thoughts turned to conserving both it and also the railway signal. (Read more in my previous blog post here). Appropriate repairs and a… Read more

Tree of Life

Tree of Life June half term activity day at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens. Read more