A History of the North in 100 Objects

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A History of the North in 100 Objects is an interactive website bringing together 100 objects from museum collections across Northern England which tell the story of the North’s ability to reinvent itself, to survive, thrive and create new futures for itself and others.

Take time to explore the fascinating and varied objects before choosing the items you like best for your very own online exhibition. Create and share your own story of Northern England through the objects you collect to reflect the North’s innovation, inventiveness and imagination.

The 100 Objects on display in this virtual exhibition were nominated by staff from museums and galleries across Northern England. A History of the North in 100 Objects brings together objects that illustrate the richness that comes from this region and its peoples, such as the creation of railways, a flourishing artistic life, the drive for social reform, and the sheer breadth and depth of world renowned inventions. These 100 objects tell just some of the inspiring stories that reveal the North’s ability to reinvent itself, to survive, thrive and create new futures for itself and others.

Please note: this is an online exhibition only.

Visit A History of the North in 100 Objects website

The development of the website which has been curated by Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums (TWAM) has been made possible thanks to money raised by National Lottery players and awarded through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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