This year we again took part in #Archive30, a month-long Twitter campaign by Explore Your Archive that invites archives to showcase their collections.
For each of the 30 days in April NHSN Archivist June Holmes has been highlighting materials in our collections that relate to the daily hashtag. Here’s a a selection of our most popular #Archive30 tweets.
From Day 4, a selection of watercolours by Thomas Bewick. The NHSN Archive has an important collection of the North East’s most famous naturalist, including a small collection of Bewick’s original wood blocks.
— June Holmes (@ArchivistJune) April 4, 2020
From Day 7, a photo of Sir David Attenborough’s visit to the Great North Museum: Hancock in 1985.
Day 7 #Archive30 – #FamousArchives – who's more famous than Sir David Attenborough? Here he is in a photo taken in the @GNM_Hancock with Curator Tony Tynan & Peter Davis in 1985. From @NEE_Naturalist Archives. #exploreyourarchive pic.twitter.com/64HWgKjqnY
— June Holmes (@ArchivistJune) April 7, 2020
On Day 8, we featured our 2019 exhibition of Women Naturalists of the North East, celebrating the lives, discoveries and legacies of women who inspired wonder in the natural world for a whole new generation of naturalists.
Read more about Dr Marie Lebour and her study of molluscs and their parasites, Grace Hickling‘s life-long devotion to the Northumbrian coast and its seals, Evelyn Lobley, a self-taught expert in the identification of bog mosses and Sphagnum, among others who have made momentous contributions to the field of natural history.
Day 8 #Archive30 #Achivecelebrations In 2018 @NEE_Naturalist celebrated local women naturalists including Marie Lebour, Evelyn Lobley & Grace Hickling with an exhibition. Read more here https://t.co/RHPki7s1zH. @GNM_Hancock #exploreyourarchives pic.twitter.com/RwsF53tdsg
— June Holmes (@ArchivistJune) April 8, 2020
From Day 23: an illustration of the minute nudibranch Embletonia pulchra by Albany Hancock, a highly respected and skilled anatomist and artist with wide-ranging zoological interests.
#Archive30 #SomethingSmall from the NHSN Archive. How about this watercolour of the minute nudibranch (7mm) Embletonia pulchra by Albany Hancock. Named after local anatomist Dr Dennis Embleton https://t.co/UmrorhFxPX @ArchivistJune @GNM_Hancock #ExploreYourArchive pic.twitter.com/C5e0I37eMw
— NHSN (@NEE_Naturalist) April 23, 2020
Our #ArchiveGoals: while the NHSN Archive remains closed, we’re carrying on working remotely as best we can and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
#Archive30 #ArchiveGoals To carry on as best we can, answering queries, sharing our amazing natural history archive on line and welcoming you all back when we return. @ArchivistJune @GNM_Hancock #HappySeal pic.twitter.com/1O1xmRRH4u
— NHSN (@NEE_Naturalist) April 29, 2020
Browse all archive highlights featured in our #Archive30 tweets.