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27 November 2018

Free museum and gallery events for National Lottery players

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A big thank you to National Lottery players 3-9 December 2018

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20 November 2018

Newcastle City Council Budget Consultation

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Newcastle City Council is inviting residents, businesses, partners and employees to take part in a consultation until 6 January 2019 to gather views on their 2019-20 budget proposals.

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20 November 2018

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and Great Exhibition recognised at Northern Soul Awards

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Great Exhibition of the North and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) have achieved a cultural hat-trick at The Northern Soul Awards 2018.

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19 November 2018

Help shape our corporate membership programme

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We're seeking business-minded professionals from across Tyneside who are happy to share their thoughts in an informal gathering to discuss corporate membership.

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09 November 2018

Generous donation made to the Dr Hari Shukla Fund for Diversity and Inclusion

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The North East Chinese Association has donated £1,000 to the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Development Trust towards the Dr Hari Shukla Fund for Diversity and Inclusion.

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06 November 2018

North East Launch of Research Project showing positive impact of museums on health and wellbeing

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TWAM is launching the findings of the Not So Grim Up North research project on Wednesday 7 November, 3-5pm at Great North Museum: Hancock, which concluded that interaction with museums had a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of people living with dementia, stroke survivors and mental health service users.

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05 November 2018

The Future Of Civic Museums Seminar - Friday 25 January 2019

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Join us at this seminar hosted by the V&A to discuss a new report published in July 2018: The Future of Civic Museums: A Think Piece.

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01 November 2018

Two new exhibitions on Tyneside mark 100 years since the Armistice

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Two exhibitions chronicling the aftermath of the First World War on both sides of the River Tyne have opened.

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12 October 2018

Time to Change - TWAM signs the pledge

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) has signed an employer pledge with Time to Change, the growing social movement run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness which supports people to open up to mental health problems.

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25 September 2018

Bob Olley donates his King Coal mining art to South Shields Museum for future generations

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Artist Bob Olley announces that he is donating the 23 large oil paintings from the King Coal: the life and legacy of South Tyneside’s coal mining communities exhibition to South Shields Museum & Art Gallery’s collection for future generations.

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18 July 2018

Starchaser Skybolt space rocket to appear at Great North Museum

 
For one weekend only, visitors to Newcastle University’s Great North Museum have the chance to see a real life space rocket.

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17 July 2018

Win an original Bob Olley oil painting

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Artist and former miner Bob Olley has donated one of his original oil paintings to the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Development Trust to raise funds for South Shields Museum & Art Gallery via a raffle.

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14 May 2018

Works by Hirst and Hockney among major loans revealed for Which Way North at the Great North Museum

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This summer, Newcastle University’s Great North Museum will be home to hundreds of star objects on loan from the UK’s leading collections, it has been revealed.

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08 May 2018

Temporary closure at Great North Museum for Great Exhibition installation works

 
Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock will be closed to visitors from Monday 21 May – Thursday 21 June 2018 (inclusive).

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09 April 2018

Arbeia, South Shields' Roman Fort's West Gate reconstruction is 30

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The unique Roman reconstructed West Gate at Arbeia, South Shields’ Roman Fort in South Tyneside sees its 30 year anniversary on Friday April 6 2018

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04 April 2018

Vote when you shop to support the Shipley Art Gallery's community garden

The Shipley Art Gallery is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

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15 March 2018

Art and medicine come together at the Great North Museum

 
'The Heart of the Matter' exhibition at the Great North Museum: Hancock brings together art and medicine to reflect on the beauty and complexity of the human heart.

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08 March 2018

Podfo launches an insole made for you at the Great North Museum

 
An innovative bespoke biometric insole was launched by Newcastle-based Podfo Limited on Wednesday 7 March at the Great North Museum: Hancock.

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21 February 2018

One-Stop Carriers for Causes donation updates Segedunum's activity room

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The learning team at Segedunum Roman Fort have been able to redecorate the museum’s activity space thanks to a donation from One-Stop Carriers for Causes at Groundwork UK.

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05 February 2018

Wanted: memories and memorabilia of South Tyneside’s mining past

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Curators at South Shields Museum would like contributions from the public for an exhibition exploring the mining heritage of South Tyneside.

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