News

12 October 2017

‘FREEDOM’ the rallying call as exhibitions open at the Great North Museum: Hancock

 
Two politically-charged exhibitions inspired by Martin Luther King Jr’s 1967 speech at Newcastle University have opened at the Great North Museum: Hancock.

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06 October 2017

Sponsorship deal lights up TWAM venues

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums is delighted to announce a new sponsorship deal with Projected Image UK Ltd

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27 September 2017

TWAM awarded National Lottery funding for Great Exhibition of the North

 
An £813,100 grant awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund will help bring the dynamic story of the North of England to life in what is set to be one of 2018’s biggest cultural events

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07 September 2017

Green Week set to soar into action

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) to take part in new green initiative by Newcastle Gateshead Cultural Venues (NGCV)

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29 August 2017

Baroness Joyce Quin first Chair of new Strategic Board

Baroness Joyce Quin
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is delighted to announce that Baroness Joyce Quin has been appointed as the first Chair of the TWAM Strategic Board.

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16 August 2017

'Discotheque' to explore the lost world of vinyl wildlife recordings

 
A new event at Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock on Friday 1 September will delve into the esoteric and forgotten world of vinyl nature recordings.

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07 August 2017

How Newcastle gave birth to Pop Art

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Hatton Gallery reopens with landmark Pioneers of Pop exhibition

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29 June 2017

South Shields Museum call-out for South Shields FC FA Vase win memorabilia

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Curators are seeking high quality memorabilia from the recent match victory at Wembley where South Shields FC bested Cleethorpes 4-0 to take the 2017 FA Vase

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27 June 2017

NPO funding

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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums awarded National Portfolio Organisation (NPO), Museum Development and Bridge funding from Arts Council

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16 June 2017

UK’s most significant Mithras collections come together for rare display at the Great North Museum

 
A new display at Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock will feature high-profile loans from the Museum of London to illuminate the story of one of the Roman Empire’s most enigmatic gods.

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15 May 2017

Hatton Gallery wins The Hallett Independent Acquisitions Award

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The Hatton Gallery at Newcastle University’s impressive print collection has been expanded after winning The Hallett Independent Acquisitions Award.

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13 April 2017

Over 60 attractions announced for eleventh annual edition of The Late Shows

 
The Late Shows – supported by Port of Tyne and Sofa Workshop – returns for an eleventh edition on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May, boasting another packed programme of after-hours culture.

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08 March 2017

Hatton Gallery launches touring contemporary art commission on Baltic Square

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The Hatton Pavilion is a major new art installation and programme of events launching on BALTIC Square, Gateshead Quays on Friday 28 April.

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17 February 2017

ERIC North East reaches three million records milestone

 
A North East organisation which encourages wildlife enthusiasts to record their sightings has reached a major milestone.

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26 January 2017

Major new exhibition at the Great North Museum to reveal the skeleton secrets of the animal world

 
A brand new family-friendly exhibition is to shine a light on animal bones when it opens at Newcastle University’s Great North Museum: Hancock on Saturday 4 February.

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13 December 2016

Adults only sleepover announced for the Great North Museum: Hancock

 
Visitors are to get the chance to bed down next to the museum’s iconic exhibits, including its Egyptian mummies and T. rex.

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08 December 2016

Gateshead Council Budget Consultation

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Gateshead Council are inviting residents, businesses, partners and employees to take part in a consultation until 6 January to gather views on their 2017/18 budget proposals.

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17 November 2016

The Northern Bridge Partnership Awards for Doctoral Study

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Northern Bridge is seeking to recruit postgraduate students with outstanding academic backgrounds and research potential.

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15 November 2016

Dippy the Diplodocus is coming to Newcastle’s Great North Museum: Hancock

 
One of Britain’s most famous museum exhibits will come to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2019 as part of an unprecedented national tour, it has been announced.

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13 October 2016

Fine Prospect: pilot newspaper to tell the changing story of Newcastle’s West End.

 
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums is set to launch a newspaper for Newcastle’s West End in partnership with West Newcastle Picture History Collection and St James’ Heritage & Environment Group.

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