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25 September 2018

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

Painting of a miner drilling the coalface
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

painting of miner hewing coal underground
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

Installation by Damien Hirst
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

Ermine St Guard Roman soldiers at the new West Gate
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

Centurion sculpture at Segedunum entrance
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

A miner in hardhat 1993 at Westoe colliery
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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22 January 2018

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums honour veteran race relations campaigner

Dr Hari Shukla
Dr Shukla is awarded the first ever ‘Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Ambassador for Diversity and Inclusion’ certificate

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18 January 2018

​Memories brought to life in city arts project

Northumberland Street
Helping to develop new ways for people to share and access heritage and memories of significant events in Newcastle city centre

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22 December 2017

Gateshead Council Budget Consultation 2018/19

Gateshead Council is inviting residents, visitors, businesses, partners and employees to take part in a consultation until 6 January to gather views on their 2018/19 budget proposals.

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21 December 2017

Seeking a website developer

Get North graphic
New A History of 100 Objects website for the Great Exhibition of the North

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04 December 2017

December fun thanks to The National Lottery!

National Lottery thank you week
From 11 to 17 December 2017, we are offering a range of free events to National Lottery players.

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23 November 2017

Friends of Segedunum donate £500

Friends Chair Ken Hutchinson and Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager
The Friends of Segedunum have donated £500 to Segedunum Roman Fort to support the Museum’s exhibition programme.

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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

Projected Image
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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