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22 October 2020

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums launching fundraising campaign to raise £220,000

A family walks past the Turbinia exhibit
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums is launching a public campaign to encourage people to support their favourite venues to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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16 October 2020

Digital Commission Opportunity for Tyne & Wear based LGBTQIA+ Artists/Creatives

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) have received support from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation’s Sustaining Engagement with Collections Fund to pilot Must-see Stories

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12 October 2020

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums receives Culture Recovery Fund grant

School children doing an activity
Part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic

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01 October 2020

Virtual legacy for Great North Museum: Hancock special exhibitions

Screenshot of Ancient Iraq exhibition virtual tour
Virtual reality versions of two special exhibitions at the Great North Museum: Hancock have launched online

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28 September 2020

Railway volunteer wins Museums + Heritage award

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Joseph Stuart, volunteer at Stephenson Steam Railway, is named Volunteer of the Year at this year's Museums + Heritage Awards

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19 August 2020

Much-loved Newcastle museums set for 1 September reopening

Volunteers and staff at Discovery Museum
The Great North Museum: Hancock and Discovery Museum will welcome back visitors on Tuesday 1 September.

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20 July 2020

Laing Art Gallery to reopen with William and Evelyn De Morgan exhibition

Night and Sleep by Evelyn De Morgan (1878) © De Morgan Collection, courtesy of the De Morgan Foundation
The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle city centre will reopen to the public on Monday 10 August, with new social distancing and safety measures in place.

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08 July 2020

New acquisitions by the Laing Art Gallery

Mike Silva, Jason in Hyde Park, 2020. Oil on linen, 76 x 101 cm. Image courtesy of the artist and The Approach Gallery
The Laing Art Gallery has acquired three works by London-based painter Mike Silva, supported by the Contemporary Art Society’s Rapid Response Fund.

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03 July 2020

We want your hair!

Braids of Catherine Cookson's hair
We're looking for donations of cuttings from your first 'lockdown haircut'

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04 June 2020

We stand to denounce racism in all its forms

We stand to denounce racism in all its forms
We, the undersigned from the cultural sector of the North East, declare that silence is not ok and silence is seen as complicity. Racism has no place in a just and humane society.

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14 May 2020

Contribute to our region’s memory

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Tyne & Wear Archives need your help

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09 April 2020

Tyneside museums want pictures of your rainbows

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Museums in Tyneside are keen to collect images of the rainbows that households across the region have made and displayed.

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28 February 2020

New heavy metal audio documentary launches

Heavier! Faster! Louder! The story of Tyneside heavy metal
Heavier! Faster! Louder! The Story of Tyneside Heavy Metal is a six-episode series narrated by renowned radio disc jockey Alan Robson.

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11 February 2020

Volunteer for the Late Shows 2020

Two smiling Late Shows volunteers
Applications are now open to volunteer as a steward on the evenings of Friday 15 and Saturday 16 May.

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05 February 2020

Great North Museum: Hancock awarded £24,000 grant by Sir James Knott Trust

Young visitors at the Great North Museum
The three-year award of £8,000 per annum will be used to create 12 interactive museum displays aimed at children aged 5-7 years old.

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03 February 2020

80 British Museum objects headed for Great North Museum as part of Ancient Iraq exhibition

Heavier! Faster! Louder! The story of Tyneside heavy metal
Ancient Iraq: new discoveries runs at the Great North Museum: Hancock from 7 March – 2 August 2020

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09 January 2020

Calling all venues for the Late Shows 2020

People dancing at Silent disco at the Late Shows
Find out more about taking part in this year's event.

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17 December 2019

Arts Council England awards TWAM £35,000 to support Designated collections

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums in Newcastle, Vindolanda Trust in Hexham and Durham University are among the 28 successful collections from across the country to be awarded Designation Development funding.

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20 November 2019

TWAM says thanks to National Lottery players with series of events and offers

Hatton thanks
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) has announced a series of special events and offers for National Lottery players between 23 November and 1 December 2019.

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05 November 2019

Durham clothing supplier helps to brighten up winter events

Man and woman modelling workwear jackets
A North East workwear supplier has donated a set of all-weather high-visibility jackets to keep staff from North Tyneside museums warm and dry during winter events.

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