Curators' blog

Funding the Willington Waggonway

It is common knowledge that museums are feeling the pinch as councils tighten budgets, so you may ha...

Danger and adventure for Tyne and Wear ships’ crews in the Spanish Civil War

This photograph of the devastation of the Basque port of Bilbao in April 1937 was taken by Captain S...

Two decorated swords

One of our international loans for the section of Hadrian’s Cavalry exhibition at Arbeia Roman For...

Exploring Moana at the GNM: Hancock

One of my guilty pleasures in life is watching Disney films.  When the new offering Moana was relea...