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X-ray in a manger - centuries old nativity discovered during painting investigation

X-ray in a manger - centuries old nativity discovered during painting investigation

Press releases   •   Dec 19, 2019 06:00 GMT

Art experts have experienced something of a Christmas miracle after discovering what could be a 16th century painting of a nativity scene hidden under another work of art.

Dancing on the Tyne

Dancing on the Tyne

Press releases   •   Nov 07, 2019 09:15 GMT

Music and dances composed by an 18th-century dancing master will be brought back to life during an event in Newcastle later this month – with members of the public invited to come along and take part.

Out of the classroom and into the art gallery

Out of the classroom and into the art gallery

Press releases   •   May 21, 2019 15:29 BST

A new project will bring literature to life for GCSE pupils by taking them out of their classrooms and into two North East art galleries.

Digital library brings Sterne and adaptations online

Digital library brings Sterne and adaptations online

Press releases   •   Apr 18, 2019 09:06 BST

Rare books inspired by one of the 18th century’s most successful authors will be made available to the public for the first time through a new online library.

Internationally renowned art academic Andrea Phillips is the new BALTIC Professor at Northumbria University, Newcastle

Internationally renowned art academic Andrea Phillips is the new BALTIC Professor at Northumbria University, Newcastle

Press releases   •   Oct 03, 2017 11:48 BST

Northumbria University and BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art are excited and proud to announce the appointment of a new BALTIC Professor and Director of the BxNU research institute.

Historic discoveries lead to Northumbria academic curating Martin Luther King exhibition

Historic discoveries lead to Northumbria academic curating Martin Luther King exhibition

Press releases   •   Sep 07, 2017 10:00 BST

Martin Luther King’s handkerchief is one of the centrepieces of a new exhibition, curated by Northumbria University’s Professor in American Studies Brian Ward.

It’s history, but not as we know it

It’s history, but not as we know it

Press releases   •   Jan 27, 2017 15:15 GMT

A steam-punk rhinoceros, secret drawings of a Lambton Worm-powered Turbinia and a corset based on a parasol – all fantastical reimaginings of Victorian history and part of a unique exhibition capturing the imagination of visitors to Newcastle’s Discovery Museum.

Mapping the City

Mapping the City

Press releases   •   Oct 26, 2016 16:12 BST

A unique exhibition revealing how young people see the world was recently launched by academics from Northumbria.