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In Context by Karl Hardy

In Context by Karl Hardy

Posted on Thursday 17th August 2017

I started volunteering as an Archaeology Finds Assistant in February this year, working alongside Alex Croom, Keeper of Archaeology for four sites within Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, including our two Roman [...]

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Stephenson Railway Museum Fundraising

Posted on Tuesday 1st August 2017

The volunteers for Stephenson Railway Museum and North Tyneside Steam Railway Association are always fundraising to keep the work they do possible and firmly in peoples minds. Below is a Stop Press piece for the NTSRA [...]

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The Travelling Pavilion goes on tour by Karen Johnston

The Travelling Pavilion goes on tour by Karen Johnston

Posted on Thursday 27th July 2017

The Pavilion project launched on April 28th where volunteers and visitors could meet the artist Toby Paterson and quiz him on his structure. The Pavilion is designed to be entirely collapsible so that it can be easily [...]

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Exploring displacement in the modern day by Karen Johnston

Exploring displacement in the modern day by Karen Johnston

Posted on Wednesday 26th July 2017

Kath Boodhai and her wonderful team as part of the incentive ‘Try New Things’ presented a displacement tent as a temporary exhibition. The displacement tent was bolstered to the pavement outside the Discovery Museum [...]

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Roll up, roll up – try your luck on the old penny machines by Karen Johnston

Roll up, roll up – try your luck on the old penny machines by Karen[...]

Posted on Wednesday 26th July 2017

I absolutely love anything that is a little bit different which is why I am crazy for the ‘All the Fun of the Fair exhibition’ at the Discovery Museum this summer. Celebrating 135 years of the Hoppings festival, the[...]

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From the Mind of Hannah, All the Fun of the Fair

From the Mind of Hannah, All the Fun of the Fair

Posted on Tuesday 25th July 2017

“All the Fun of the Fair.” July 9, 2017July 9, 2017imaginehannah Discovery Museum’s latest exhibition celebrates 135 years of the Hoppings fair, an annual event which takes place on Newcastle’s Town Moor. When [...]

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From the Mind of Hannah

Posted on Monday 3rd April 2017

  by Hannah Mather. Its fantastic to hear the enthusiasm in Hannah through her writing. We’re very glad to bring you the her second blog post. Glad the training was good for you and really happy to see your [...]

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The Travelling Pavilion with Potatoes and Garden Canes at the Hatton Gallery

The Travelling Pavilion with Potatoes and Garden Canes at the Hatton [...]

Posted on Thursday 23rd February 2017

 by Karen Johnston I spent my Valentine’s day this year forcing garden straws through sacks of potatoes, trying to balance the two to make a structure and trying to replicate the shape of a football using only my body [...]

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The Mind of Hannah

The Mind of Hannah

Posted on Tuesday 14th February 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day to all you lovely volunteers. Just wanted to share with you a great blog post from Hannah, one of our volunteers: How much time do you have? Thank you Hannah! We’ll be using this [...]

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TWAM Volunteering in the Guardian newspaper

TWAM Volunteering in the Guardian newspaper

Posted on Tuesday 20th December 2016

In January 2016, the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Volunteer Co-ordinator was asked by the Guardian newspaper to write an article about volunteers in the museum sector. It was a challenge to fit all the wonderful[...]

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