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Sculpture Trail

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Northumbria University, Newcastle Civic Centre and Newcastle University

Jean Brown, Associate Professor and Director of Gallery North

I am an Associate Professor at Northumbria University and the Director of both the University Gallery as well as Enterprise and External Engagement. Prior to that I was the Director of Online and Distance Learning and the Programme Leader for the Preventive Conservation MA. I was previously Head of Paper Conservation at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff, prior to which I worked in the Western Pictorial Art section at the British Museum. My recent research has focused on issues regarding the impact of legal frameworks on the authenticity of contemporary art.

I am a Fellow of both the Higher Education Academy and the International Institute for Conservation (IIC). I co-ordinated the working group for Education & Training  for the International Council of Museums Conservation Committee (ICOM CC) for six years and sat on the ICOM CC  Board of Directors during the last triennium.

The Sculpture Trail

The campuses of Northumbria University and Newcastle University as well as the Civic Centre have a wealth of external sculpture by significant artists of the 20th and 21st century. However to many they remain anonymous due to a lack of any significant signage. The sculpture trail attempts to redress the situation  by providing discreet signs with the name of the artist and the title of the sculpture alongside a QR code that can be used with a QR reader on a mobile device to access further information.


I would like to acknowledge the help provided by Lucas Ferguson in developing the Word Press site and QR codes and Keith Holmes and Kachana Bell in laser cutting the signs all of which was greatly appreciated

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Northumbria University, Newcastle Civic Centre and Newcastle University
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