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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

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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

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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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19 August 2021

New regional partnership supports great value family days out

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) and Tyne and Wear Metro are working in partnership to promote great value days out for families this summer.

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12 August 2021

UK's leading family law practice supports Tyneside's museums & galleries

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Stowe Family Law has joined as a TWAM business partner

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27 July 2021

600 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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06 July 2021

Great North Museum: Hancock shortlisted for national Family Friendly Museum Award

Museum is vying against two others in the Best Large Museum category – the Horniman Museum and Gardens, London and the World Museum, Liverpool

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24 June 2021

New 3D Virtual Tour of Discovery Museum's regimental gallery

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New immersive interactive tour of Charge! The Story of England’s Northern Cavalry gallery brings the gallery to new audiences

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31 March 2021

Iain Watson reflects on 10 years as Director of TWAM

 
Hear his highlights and why he believes it's important to support culture

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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

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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

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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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