Tag Archives: volunteers

Summer Hols and Sandy Beaches

Summer has come at last and with it some new student placements from Northumbria University Conservation Course. It’s great to have new people to work  and exchange knowledge with. At the moment I have one student on placement and two ex… Read more

Menswear from 1800 to 1900

Costume collections are typically inundated with women’s clothes and accessories, while menswear remains to be relatively under represented. There could be many reasons for this; men tend to wear their clothes for longer eventually wearing them out and having to… Read more

Photographic collection gets its own room in the Archive Stores

A recent move of material over to the Northern Region Film & Television Archive at Teesside University www.nrfta.org.uk meant that a small room became vacant in the archive stores at Discovery Museum.  The Archivists and the Conservation Officers agreed that this… Read more

Volunteer Run Museums nominees – Weardale Museum & Bellingham Heritage Centre

As promised here is the film looking at Weardale Museum and Bellingham Heritage Centre ,who were nominated for the Outstanding Achievement by a Volunteer Run Museum Award at the Renaissance North East Museum Volunteer Awards 2011. Congratulations to Bellingham Heritage Centre! Enjoy the film!… Read more

The Winners! The Renaissance North East Volunteers Awards 2011

We celebrated our volunteers and staff who support volunteers in style at the Renaissance North East Volunteers Awards 2011 last weekend, at the Great North Museum:Hancock. The standard of nominations were exceptionally high this year and the judges had some very… Read more