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02 August 2022

These are Our Treasures opens at the Laing Art Gallery

Display cases in the marble hall at the Laing Art Gallery showing different objects
In collaboration with artist Ruth Ewan

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26 July 2022

Partnership provides great value family days out across the region

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TWAM and Tyne and Wear Metro working together

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20 July 2022

New exhibition highlights stories of women and people of colour on Tyneside during Second World War

A group of West Indian women recruited to join the ATS, wait for transport to take them to their train© IWM AP 14372D
A new Second World War exhibition exploring recently uncovered stories of women on Tyneside and people who came to Tyneside from the African and Caribbean diaspora during the Second World War as part of the war effort has opened at Discovery Museum in Newcastle, and will run until 25 September 2022.

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19 July 2022

Win an original Robert Olley painting

Robert (Bob) Olley holding his painting entitled ‘Fag Break’
Legendary South Shields artist Robert Olley has donated one of his original oil paintings to the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Development Trust, in order to raise funds for South Shields Museum & Art Gallery via a prize draw.

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13 July 2022

Discussion with expert panel uncovers the North East’s connection to Indian Indentureship

Jhagroo/ Adheen Family
A free event unveiling the North East’s untold connection to Indian Indentureship through a North East midwife’s family history and lived experiences will take place at Newcastle’s Discovery Museum on Sunday 17 July 2pm – 4pm in the Great Hall. 

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28 June 2022

Discovery Museum in Newcastle shortlisted for national Family Friendly Museum Award

Children in the Great Hall at event
Discovery Museum, one of the museums managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) has been shortlisted for the Kids in Museums Family Friendly Museum Award, it was announced today.

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21 June 2022

Rarely-seen works on show in Hatton Gallery exhibition

Head and Shoulders of a Young Woman
Newcastle University’s Hatton Gallery is preparing to showcase an exhibition of 70 rarely-seen works.

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26 May 2022

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums awarded £17,000 for community-led research on empire & migration

1. L-R Dr Beverley Prevatt-Goldstein, Jonas Abladey and Salha Kaitesi steering group members outside Discovery Museum
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) has been awarded £17,000 for a new national research pilot project to explore how the themes of empire, migration and life in Britain are represented in the museum’s collections, led by a group of community representatives.

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24 May 2022

What's on during May half-term

Family at the museum
Families are invited to come and join the fun across museums and galleries on Tyneside this May half-term.

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17 May 2022

Artist Ruth Ewan to collaborate with the Laing Art Gallery

Portrait of artist Ruth Ewan standing in the marble hall of the Laing Art Gallery
These Are Our Treasures is a project inspired by the Lindisfarne Gospels

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17 May 2022

Archive sounds to help dementia and brain injury patients in new Sounds Around game with NHS

Three people sit at a table playing a game
A British Library project with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) dedicated to preserving sounds has inspired a new game in collaboration with health and care professionals at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to help people with dementia and brain injury.

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13 May 2022

Culture & Creativity supporting health and wellbeing in North East England

A care worker playing a board game with clients
To mark Creativity and Wellbeing Week TWAM highlights its community programmes

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13 May 2022

Segedunum to host Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons

Jubilee Beacons
An event will take place on Thursday 2 June from 6.30-10pm to signal the start of the extended Bank Holiday weekend.

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10 May 2022

Museum, Health & Social Care resource

A woman holding a mug with a striped top on
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) and Northumbria University have developed a resource to support care practice for older people.

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09 May 2022

Back to Culture – Tyneside prepares for weekend of late-night culture

The Late Shows
The Late Shows – Tyneside’s annual free after-hours culture crawl – returns for its 14th edition this weekend, after two years of cancellations due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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20 April 2022

700 schoolchildren’s wildlife drawings go on show at Great North Museum: Hancock

Where did all the Animals Go? by artist Jane Lee McCracken features vinyl prints of original biro drawings depicting some of the world’s most iconic and endangered species.

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13 April 2022

£400,000 in funding awarded to support community volunteering opportunities at Tyneside cultural venues

Volunteer Katie Wright
A consortium led by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is one of 19 projects involving over 160 organisations set to support 7,800 new volunteering opportunities over the next two years, thanks to a £4.6 million Government fund that will level up access to the benefits of volunteering across the country.

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08 April 2022

Family Fun at Museums and Galleries across Tyneside this Easter

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is offering a wide range of events and activities throughout the Easter holidays to inspire and entertain children and families across all of its venues.

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