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12 January 2022

Great North Museum: Hancock seeks to return Benin Bronze

The Great North Museum: Hancock
The Museum recently established that a Benin Bronze held in its ethnography collection was taken from Benin City by the British military as part of the Punitive Expedition of 1897.

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10 January 2022

Calling all venues for The Late Shows 2022

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Preparations are underway for our 14th annual late-night culture crawl and we need you to make the event a success once again.

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16 December 2021

North East visitors encouraged back to cultural venues with exciting 2022 programme

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Exhibition and event highlights from Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums’ Venues in 2022

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13 December 2021

Long-term supplier signs up as museum supporter

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Award winning Newcastle based printing service Statex has entered into a business partnership with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) after decades as a valued supplier.  

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08 December 2021

The Late Shows – NewcastleGateshead’s annual culture crawl set to return in 2022

The Late Shows
One of the biggest Museums at Night events in the UK the Tyneside-based The Late Shows will return in May 2022 after two years of cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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08 December 2021

New business partnership for Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

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Newcastle’s Large Print Works based in the east of the city at Hawick Crescent Industrial Estate is the latest local business to enter into a business partnership with the region’s museum, gallery and archive group Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM).

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02 December 2021

Lindisfarne Gospels 2022

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A region-wide programme of cultural events has been created to coincide with the much-anticipated display of the Lindisfarne Gospels at Newcastle’s Laing Art Gallery next year.

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19 November 2021

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums to receive £87,820 from the third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

We're here for culture
More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.

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11 November 2021

Kickstart opportunities at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is pleased to be working in partnership with the North of Tyne Combined Authority to offer new employment opportunities through HM Government’s Kickstart scheme.

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09 November 2021

Major exhibition of the art works of the late North-East artist John Peace

The Groyne
This November a major exhibition of the art works of the late John Peace, a leading artist in the North East, will open at South Shields Museum & Art Gallery.

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29 October 2021

Weird Walks: The Dark Side of Newcastle

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Our new online series and digital trail with broadcaster and paranormal expert Alan Robson MBE

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28 October 2021

New manager sought for Great North Museum: Hancock

The Great North Museum: Hancock
One of Newcastle’s most popular attractions is looking to appoint a new manager.

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27 October 2021

Roman altars reimagined in vivid colour at the Great North Museum: Hancock

Seven Roman altars at Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock have been transformed in vivid hues thanks to an innovative creative project called Roman Britain in Colour.

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12 October 2021

In-kind sponsor for Play Tyne

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Sponsorship opportunity to support Discovery Museum's Play Tyne space

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07 October 2021

New sponsor helps Discovery Museum reduce its carbon footprint

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With more environmentally friendly LED lighting systems in the galleries courtesy of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums’ (TWAM) new sponsor LED Supply & Fit.

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24 September 2021

Announcing our new seasonal event sponsor

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is excited to introduce its new seasonal event sponsor Fizzco, who are supporting the 2021 Elf Express event at Stephenson Steam Railway, North Shields.

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24 September 2021

Wanted: stories of women in Newcastle during the Second World War

Women in welding visor at shipyard WWII
History staff at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) are researching women’s experiences during the Second World War in Newcastle and want to hear your stories, some of which will be featured in an exhibition in 2022 at Discovery Museum.

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15 September 2021

Countdown begins for Lindisfarne Gospels to go on display in the North East

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One of the world’s greatest treasures will go on display in Newcastle exactly a year from today.

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08 September 2021

Family events programme shortlisted for national award

Ways to Play
Ways to Play shortlisted for Fantastic for Familes Award

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06 September 2021

Art & Culture respond to Climate Crisis

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TWAM is part of Arts Council and Julie's Bicycle's Spotlight Programme.

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