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Iris and her dad Tim visited Discovery Museum on Monday to do some research for her school project on the River Tyne. She has sent us this brilliant photo of the work she produced.

12:00pm 23 Apr 2014

We've had a look through our collection to and found a gold sovereign ring which features St. George.
Happy #stgeorgesday
Come along and find out more about the great dragon slayer today until 3pm.

11:41am 23 Apr 2014


Matthew Darbyshire: Oak Effect

Artist Matthew Darbyshire talks to us in his studio about creating Oak Effect. This major new installation at The Shipley Art Gallery (25th January - 17th May 2014) by one of Britain's most exciting artists Matthew Darbyshire consists of a huge variety of wooden objects arranged in a home interior, itself constructed wholly from oak veneer. The objects were chosen by Matthew Darbyshire from the venues and stored collections managed by Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums including those of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Oak Effect explores a world of collisions between objects, styles and eras and creates an unsettling tension between the authentic and artificial. The installation was displayed at Bloomberg Space, London in April 2013 and is a collaboration between Bloomberg SPACE, Tramway Glasgow and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums.


Star of the show

24 Apr 2014

A book from the Great North Museum: Hancock Library is going to be the star of an exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds this year. The book which…

The Berengaria visits the River Tyne

17 Apr 2014

Over the past couple of months, work has been progressing steadily on the ‘Workshop of the World’ project. I’ve been working through the…