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Thomas Bewick drawings on display in the Out of Place exhibition at the Hatton Gallery - Saturday 10 August 2019

You are in for a treat if you visit artist Mark Fairnington’s installation at the Out of Place exhibition currently on at the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle University. Original drawings by […]


Who was the Artist Sarah Dickson?

The archive of the Natural History Society of Northumbria contains a large collection of botanical paintings by Victorian artist Margaret Rebecca Dickinson (1821-1918). We do have a small amount of […]


Thomas Bewick’s Art Treasures Return to Newcastle

A small collection of original woodblocks by Thomas Bewick, the Newcastle artist, naturalist and master wood engraver, were purchased by the Society, on the 26 November 2013, with the aid […]


A Brief Compendium of Named and Unnamed Objects

(29th January – 17th March 2018) Local artist Dr Michele Allen installed a small exhibition of her work in the Library at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Spring 2018. The exhibition featured a selection of photographs along with selected items from the archives of the Natural History Society of Northumbria.


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!