31 March 2021

Introducing our new Trustees

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Helping us keep art culture & heritage at the heart of our region

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25 March 2021

Hair, diaries and messages of hope

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A year on from lockdown #1 and Tyneside museums and Tyne & Wear Archives have been busy adding to museum and archives collections to reflect what life is like in the midst of a global pandemic.

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05 March 2021

Hadrian’s Wall to celebrate 1900th anniversary with year-long Festival

Hadrian’s Wall 1900 will mark the first phase of the building of Hadrian’s Wall. A packed programme of events and activities will take place throughout 2022 including exhibitions, lectures and film screenings.

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05 February 2021

Lindisfarne Gospels to go on display at Laing Art Gallery

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The Lindisfarne Gospels, the most spectacular surviving manuscript from Anglo-Saxon England, will go on display at the Laing Art Gallery, on loan from the British Library in 2022.

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03 February 2021

New Director for Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Keith Merrin, Director of TWAM
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is delighted to announce the appointment of Keith Merrin as its new Director.

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08 January 2021

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' recruiting to Development Trust Board

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Applications are now open for a new Chair and 2 new trustees for the Board of the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Development Trust.

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21 December 2020

A Christmas message

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A little poem to wish all our visitors, supporters and friends a wonderful Christmas!

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17 December 2020

Online exhibition 'Greece Recreated: Classical Inspiration at Belsay Hall' launches

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A new online exhibition inspired by the vivid Mediterranean travelogues of Sir Charles Monck has launched

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16 December 2020

Newcastle Civic Centre’s 1967 Christmas Carillon Bells have been digitised - we’d love to hear a remix

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Historic recording of Newcastle Civic Centre’s 1967 Christmas Bells are available in full for the first time – and we’d love to hear your remix

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16 December 2020

New online exhibition exploring museum collections through colour – on Google Arts & Culture

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Colourful Discoveries allows people to explore Discovery Museum’s diverse collections through a kaleidoscopic lens, from Victorian silk fans to activist material, 1960s dresses to WWI era packaging, vintage film posters and more.

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11 December 2020

New Pride artistic commissions pave way for oral histories

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) and Curious Arts have commissioned six LGBTQIA+ artists to respond to the theme 'What does Pride mean to you?' as part of a new editorial programme Must-see Stories.

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09 December 2020

Discovery Museum has been awarded £80,000 from the Reece Foundation

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Newcastle’s Discovery Museum has been awarded £80,000 from the Reece Foundation to support learning and engagement with children and young people in Tyneside

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30 November 2020

Virtual festive events from Tyneside's cultural venues

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Bringing the festive fun to you at home

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30 November 2020

Raising funds with The Big Give to take the museum into the classroom

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This December Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums is aiming to raise £5,000 to supply schools with a year’s access to museums object loan boxes Boxes of Delights

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27 November 2020

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums recruiting new Director

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Applications are now open for the post and the closing date is 17 December 2020

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22 October 2020

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

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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

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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

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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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