Capturing a history of the creativity and innovation of the North East, the objects listed have been selected by museum managers, curators, historians, artists and archivists from across the region. Each has a story or stories to tell. However, they are only 100 of the millions of objects held, and can therefore represent only some of the incredible stories that reveal the ability of this region to reinvent itself, to survive, thrive and create new futures for itself and others.
This project has been initiated, led and managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. We are a major regional museum, art gallery and archives service, managing a collection of nine museums and galleries across Tyneside and the Archives for Tyne and Wear; see www.twmuseums.org.uk. Launched as part the Festival of the North East, this project celebrates and encourages debate about what makes this region special. See www.festivalne.com
A sister project, A History of the North East in 100 Places, has been developed by the North East Historic Environment Forum, see www.100placesne.co.uk
A History of the North East in 100 Objects has been made possible with the support of Arts Council England (ACE) through our status as an Arts Council Major Partner Museum, Core Funded Museum and regional Museum Development provider. With thanks to the participating museums, galleries and archives and with special thanks to John Grundy.
The images and text published on this website are for private use only. Images are at a reduced resolution. The copyright is held with the respective museum, gallery, archive or artist. By choosing to view the objects on this website you have accepted these conditions. If you would like to a copy, reproduction or for publishing, of an images please contact the relevant museum, gallery or archive to see if this is possible.
You may also like to check out the website www.ilikemuseums.com; a guide to North East Museums where you can also develop your own trails, as well as on this website.
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