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Alan's blog this month is on the transatlantic liner Berengaria, whose story he's uncovered through the Workshop of the World cataloguing project http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/engage/blog/the-berengaria-visits-the-river-tyne/

The Berengaria visits the River Tyne | Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Blog
Over the past couple of months, work has been progressing steadily on the Workshop of the World' project. I've been working through the large quantity of unlisted material in the Vickers Armstrong collection and there have been lots of interesting finds. Perhaps the most unexpected was a series of…

10:14am 17 Apr 2014

We've just "liked" Wor Women - a page about a new project on the Home Front in World War One with Tyneside Women's Health and Curiosity Creative - look forward to hearing more https://www.facebook.com/WorWomen

Wor Women on the Home Front
Exploring North East women's role in WW1. A partnership project with Tyneside Women's Health and Curiosity Creative. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

4:24pm 14 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.


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…

Lice Hunter

Imagine an enemy attacking everywhere but hard to spot. Imagine an enemy that can't be shot, will not surrender and keeps coming back. Worse still, imagine an enemy that has six legs and lives on human blood...

We are talking lice!

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RMS Mauretania was one of the most famous ships ever built on Tyneside.

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