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A Brief Compendium of Named and Unnamed Objects

(29th January – 3rd March 2018) Artist, Dr Michele Allen has installed a small exhibition of her work in the Library at the Great North Museum: Hancock. The exhibition features a selection of photographs along with selected items from the archives of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. Michele will also exhibit a handmade book, which she has been working on with the volunteer book binders at the Literary and Philosophical Society of Newcastle.


World War I in the Archives

Volunteer Ashleigh Jackson has been researching WWI for her summer placement. Ashleigh is a History and English Literature undergraduate student from the University of Edinburgh.


Bringing the Archive to Life

Thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund, 120 primary school children came to the NHSN and the Great North Museum: Hancock in one day in one visit!