Picture of the Month Talks
11 Jan - 20 Dec 14
11 Jan - 20 Dec 14
27 Aug 14
29 Aug 14
09 Sep 14
24 Sep 14 - 23 Apr 15
06 Sep - 06 Dec 14
Really looking forward to Claire Morgan's spectacular Gone With The Wind opening here in September.
11:10am 26 Aug 2014
Enjoying a bank holiday visit to The Museum of Modern Art MoMA New York, NY via the Google Art Project (which we're in too!)
MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art - Google Cultural Institute
Founded in 1929, The Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan was the first museum devoted to the modern era. Today MoMA's rich and varied collection offers a panoramic overview of modern and contemporary art, from the innovative European painting and sculpture of the 1880s to today's film, design,â€¦
4:15pm 25 Aug 2014
The Secret Bunker
Kitty Brightwell, a former plotter in the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) during World War II, tells the fascinating history of Newcastle's Secret Bunker. Find out how this RAF Fighter Command Headquarters in Kenton played a hugely significant role in the Battle of Britain. The film can be used alongside a Box of Delight (our free artefact loan service for schools) from Discovery Museum, and ends with Kitty setting a Secret Bunker Challenge to participants using the artefact box.
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.
22 Aug 2014
Elizabeth GarnettÂ – a Volunteer in the Great North Museum: Hancock Library has been investigating the fascinating link between the Natural History…
20 Aug 2014
During my project I re-packed the fans so they could be immediately visible before they are handled. This is so important due to the fragility of some of the…