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Museum blog

Our changing relationship with Irtyru

By Jo Anderson, Assistant Keeper of Archaeology, Great North Museum: Hancock. Irtyru — the m...

Pushing the boundaries with clay: in conversation with artist Mella Shaw

This month, the Shipley Art Gallery interviewed Mella Shaw — ceramicist, guest lecturer, writ...

Women of the Second World War: Wrens

By Gemma Ashby, Assistant Keeper of History, Discovery Museum Free a Man for the Fleet Tyne & ...

Under the Spotlight: Church and House in Landscape by William Beilby

By Jane Saul, Postgraduate student, MA by Research, University of Exeter, working on poor relief in...