Talks, Field Trips, Events & Activities
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Kittiwakes on the Tyne
24th Jul 2013
Great North Museum:Hancock, Newcastle
A series of talks and discussion by leading Tyne Kittiwake researchers and practitioners:
- John Coulson, author of "Kittiwake" and one of the world experts on Kittiwakes will talk about the results of 60 years of his research on Kittiwakes and the new discoveries that have been made by studying the Tyne Kittiwakes.
- Local seabird expert Dan Turner will look at the size and distribution of the Tyne Kittiwake population in recent times.
- Chris Redfern will describe the results from his work fitting location recording devices to the Tyne Kittiwakes.
- Peter Bell from Gateshead Council will highlight what we have learnt from the creation of the Kittiwake Tower near the Baltic art gallery and how these lessons could be applied in future.
- Question and answer sessions with the speakers.
This event is being hosted by the Natural History Society of Northumbria as part of the North East Marine Wildlife Festival and is open to non-members.
James Alder Archive - Heritage Open Day
13th Sep 2013
Indoor Event, 11am-3.30pm
Great North Museum:Hancock, Newcastle.
We will be opening the doors of our prestigious Council Room as part of the national Heritage Open Day weekend. There will be a small exhibition from the archives of our late President and local wildlife artist, James Alder (1920-2007). On display will be rare copies of the two beautifully illustrated books he produced for the Queen Mother and the Queen, Birds and Flowers of the Castle of Mey (1993) and Birds and Flowers of Balmoral (1997).
Visitors can also see the historic furnishings and paintings in the room and talk with the Natural History Society of Northumbria Honorary Archivist, June Holmes.
Bewick's Country Scenes in Context, Newcastle
14th Sep 2013
Indoor Event, 2pm-3pm
Artist and engraver Thomas Bewick's earthy view of rural life seems to be almost a parody of the idealising scenes produced by many painters during the 18th and 19th centuries. Yet the naturalism of these images masks unexpected tensions: they express Bewick's troubled response to the great agricultural changes then taking place - changes which his own friends promoted.
Diana Donald is a retired Professor of Art History and Head of the Department of History of Art and Design at the Manchester Metropolitan University. She is the author of many books including Endless Forms: Charles Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts (2009) and Picturing Animals in Britain, 1750 - 1850 (2007). Her latest book "The Art of Thomas Bewick" will be published by Reaktion Books in June 2013 and Diana's illustrated lecture will be based on her research for the book.
This talk has been organised in partnership with the Bewick Society. It is free and takes place in the Great North Museum:Hancock, Newcastle.