Topics: Library, Museum
EXPERT COMMENT: This 17th-century portrait was given plumper lips years after it was finished – an expert explains why
In an article written for The Conversation*, Nicky Grimaldi , Assistant Professor of Arts at Northumbria University discusses the idea of conserving originality and how the additions of the restorer can lend an interesting element to a painting’s story.
Singing workshop with a ‘catch’
London’s Burning, Frère Jacques and Row, Row, Row Your Boat are all songs many of us will be familiar with from childhood – but you might not be aware that the history of these ‘rounds’ or ‘catches’ as they are also known, goes back hundreds of years.
Major study into role of WW2 conscientious objectors
The stories of the British men who chose not to fight in the Second World War due to their moral, political or religious beliefs are to be explored by a Northumbria University historian.
Researchers prepare for a new series of public talks at The Lit & Phil
Academics from Northumbria University have teamed up with the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society, known as The Lit & Phil, to engage the public with their world-leading research through a new series of public talks.
Northumbria University chosen as a national hub for festival of humanities
The Being Human Festival, held across the country each November, demonstrates and celebrates the ways in which humanities-based subjects, which include language and literature, history, geography, philosophy, archaeology, anthropology, law, religion and art, inspire and enrich our everyday lives.
Historic castle will host design exhibition
A collaboration between English Heritage and Northumbria University’s School of Design has produced a new exhibition for an historic Northumberland castle.
Innovative creative industries partnership develops unique masters degree in Publishing
Northumbria University has joined forces with Hachette UK and New Writing North to deliver an innovative new publishing degree, which gives students a guaranteed work placement with a global publisher and the opportunity to work on live writing development projects.
Northumbria research team celebrate library project award win
A collaborative research project which promotes libraries as compassionate spaces to support conversations around death, dying and bereavement, has been recognised with a national health and wellbeing award.
Design meets artificial intelligence to create new visual search engine
Novel methods of searching the nation’s gallery, library and museum collections could soon be revolutionised by a visual search platform designed in collaboration with Northumbria University.
Exhibition of lecturer’s woodwork will help visitors reimagine Roman life along Hadrian’s Wall
Philip Luscombe, who teaches on the 3D Design course within the Northumbria School of Design, was inspired by displays of altars, coins, pottery and jewellery unearthed from Coventina’s Well during a visit to Chesters Roman Fort in Northumberland.
Northumberland National Park and Northumbria University collaboration enables users to step back in time using enhanced technology
A collaboration between Northumberland National Park Authority and Northumbria University has seen the creation of ARcheoBox; a new walk-up-and-use interactive experience which uses augmented reality (AR) to allow the public to get hands on with 3D models of valuable historic artefacts.
Digital events provide safe space to discuss death
With Covid-19 prompting many of us to examine how we deal with death and dying, a series of online events have been set up providing a digital space where people can share their stories, hopes and fears in relation to loss.
X-ray in a manger - centuries old nativity discovered during painting investigation
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.