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20 February 2024

The Late Shows 2024 - volunteer applications now open

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The Late Shows are looking for friendly faces this May for the 16th edition of the North East’s ultimate popular late-night culture crawl.

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15 February 2024

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums seeking a freelance decolonisation specialist

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We are seeking to engage an experienced decolonisation specialist to kickstart the development of an organisation-wide decolonisation strategy.

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14 February 2024

Tyneside attractions recognised as Museums of Sanctuary

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Nine popular Tyneside visitor attractions managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums have been recognised as Museums of Sanctuary by the charity City of Sanctuary UK.

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05 February 2024

Ways to Play 2024: February Half Term

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums invites families to enjoy a great value day out during February half term.

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31 January 2024

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums seeks an independent Vice Chair of Audit Committee

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM), which manages nine museums and galleries across Tyneside and the Archives for Tyne & Wear, is seeking to recruit an Independent Vice Chair to join its Audit Committee.

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30 January 2024

Laing to London to Celebrate North East Art with LNER

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LNER, one of the primary train operators on the East Coast mainline, is supporting an event to celebrate North East art being displayed at 10 Downing Street following the announcement that Laing Art Gallery is the Number 10 Museum in Residence for 2024.

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30 January 2024

Dawson & Sanderson Supporting North East Art at No.10

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Dawson & Sanderson is supporting an event to celebrate North East art being displayed at 10 Downing Street following the announcement that Newcastle’s Laing Art Gallery is the Number 10 Museum in Residence for 2024.

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26 January 2024

The Late Shows 2024 - Artist commission opportunities now available

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Artists and creatives are now invited to apply for one of four brand-new commissions, to be situated in Creative Central NCL.

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22 January 2024

Green energy company sponsoring Discovery Museum's new exhibition 'Steam to Green'

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Discovery Museum’s ambitious new exhibition Steam to Green: A North East Energy Revolution is set to open in July highlighting the latest innovations in green renewable energy including ground-breaking research taking place in North East England.

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18 January 2024

Great North Museum: Hancock's new exhibit gives voice to women of the ancient world

Taking centre stage is a new moving image artwork created by Olivia Turner in response to selected clay artefacts from the Shefton Collection of Greek Art and Archaeology.

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18 January 2024

Leading firm Stowe Family Law continues support of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is happy to announce that Stowe Family Law has renewed its Business Partner support for a third year.

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15 January 2024

National Lottery Open Week 2024 - find out about free activities on offer

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As part of National Lottery Open Week (9-17 March 2024) our museums and galleries are offering a variety of events, for free, to visitors who show a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard on entry.

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14 January 2024

Tyne & Wear Archives to mark Holocaust Memorial Day this January

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Two free events on Wednesday 24 January 2024 will explore North East Jewish heritage.

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12 January 2024

Laing Art Gallery artworks on display at 10 Downing Street

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Nine artworks from the Laing collection will be on display for 1 year

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09 January 2024

Calling all venues for The Late Shows 2024

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The Late Shows, is calling out to venues to sign up to take part in the 2024 event.

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09 January 2024

Spark your imagination with the Hatton Gallery winter-spring 2024 exhibitions programme

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Newcastle University's Hatton Gallery is excited to unveil a captivating lineup of exhibitions for winter-spring 2024, including works by internationally acclaimed Latvian American artist Vija Celmins.

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08 January 2024

TWAM Enterprises Ltd seeking new commercial manager

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) Enterprises Ltd is looking to appoint an experienced and dynamic commercial leader with a good understanding of operating successful commercial activity within a museum, charity or heritage environment.

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19 December 2023

2024 Exhibition and Event Highlights

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What's coming up at our museums and galleries across Tyneside in 2024

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14 December 2023

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums celebrates win at North East Culture Awards

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The award recognises the highly successful partnership between Newcastle’s Laing Art Gallery and Ad Gefrin Anglo-Saxon Museum and Distillery in Wooler.

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05 December 2023

The Late Shows 2024 – dates confirmed for NewcastleGateshead’s annual culture crawl

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On Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May 2024 one of the biggest events in Newcastle and Gateshead's cultural calendars returns.

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