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Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Tyne & Wear Archive & Museums is home to four museums, three art galleries, two Roman forts and one archive. Together, these sites combine to tell the stories that have shaped not only the North of England, but the rest of the world.

Northumbria University and TWAM have worked together informally for over a decade. That relationship has sought to reinforce extensive links between the two organisations and amplify the contributions each makes to understanding the art, culture, heritage and science of the North East.

In 2023, Northumbria and TWAM embarked on a new partnership. Together, we will unite to tell new stories about the North and find new ways of conserving and interpreting its heritage. We are excited about the future of our dynamic North East, and believe art, culture and heritage sit firmly at the heart of our region.

A new interdisciplinary research working group is focusing on bidding and outputs around the partnership themes of social care and wellbeing, digital collections management, history & heritage, social mobility, and creative and cultural sector resilience

Colleagues from TWAM deliver learning and teaching activity into subject areas ranging from History and Conservation of Fine Art, to Engineering and Law. The partnership with TWAM opens up access to archives, collections, and specialist museum staff, giving students and academics a rich resource base that enhances learning and opens rich new research opportunities. Our partnership with TWAM includes placement opportunities and student projects in TWAM’s venues across Tyne and Wear, which are mutually beneficial to both organisations and to student experience.

TWAM’s academic lead: Dr. Carlos Conde Solares

Any other queries: Dr. Neil Percival

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