Led by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, a carefully selected online gallery brings A History of the North East in 100 Objects together from the collections of museums, galleries and archives throughout the North East. It includes the world’s first scientific and technological inventions as well as world-class art. From well-known objects such as the Turbinia (maritime innovation) and the Locomotion (railway ingenuity), there are also more unusual and surprising ones like a dictaphone belonging to local author, Catherine Cookson, the world’s first windscreen wiper and a friction match!
As well as exploring this fascinating and eclectic collection, online festival-goers can also venture out to the various venues to see the objects for real by developing their own trail at www.100objectsne.co.uk
Image credit: Model of Locomotion, Robert Stephenson & Co, 1876, Discovery Museum, © Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Bottle of Notes, Claus Oldenberg, 1993 © MIMA