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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

chalk rainbow
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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23 October 2019

North East heavy metal fan stories sought for upcoming podcast series

Producers from Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) are calling on fans to share their stories, memories and photographs of heavy metal in the North East from 1978-1988.

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14 October 2019

Great North Museum: Hancock wins Best Medium Museum at the Family Friendly Museum Awards 2019

Baby and parent experiencing tactile play
Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock has won the Medium Museum category at the Family Friendly Museum Awards 2019.

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07 October 2019

Dippy the Dinosaur says farewell to Newcastle following record-breaking stay

Schoolchildren at Dippy exhibition
The museum welcomed 304,117 visitors during the period, an increase of 51% on average when compared with the previous decade.

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12 September 2019

Last chance to see Dippy after bumper summer at Great North Museum: Hancock

Dippy the Dinosaur has boosted Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock to its best summer visitor figures in a decade.

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04 September 2019

Expression of Interest

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TWAM is seeking expressions of interest for the provision of a CRM system

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11 August 2019

Exhibition marks Professor Brian Shefton's centenary

Brian Shefton in Athens
A new display has opened at Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Professor Brian B. Shefton.

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19 July 2019

Creative Green Award

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums wins Best Creative Group at the Creative Green Awards

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24 June 2019

Catering opportunity with TWAM Enterprises Ltd

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TWAM Enterprises Ltd is seeking expressions of interest for the provision of catering at three of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums award-winning attractions.

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