Norman Cornish studio donated to Beamish Museum in County Durham

The studio from the Spennymoor home of Norman Cornish was donated to Beamish Museum in the months before his death

Special fairground performance has been inspired by David Almond's fishy tale

The Fairground of Fantastic Fishy Feats promises a family-friendly theatrical circus performance as Will Turner reports

Delegates head to the North East for European culture conference

A conference being held in the UK for the first time will be a showcase for the North East's many cultural attractions

Curious Georgie: Of course girls are funny... how could anyone have ever doubted it?

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New ticket numbers show more people are going to see girl comedians than ever before... but the gender gap is still ridiculous

Brita Granstrom takes the plunge with new exhibition on Tyneside

Berwick artist Brita Granstrom brings some Scandinavian cool to one of Tyneside's top galleries

The Wind in the Willows book a major star at Durham Book Festival

Free copies of children's classic The Wind in the Willows are to be given to readers across County Durham

Ceramic artist Magdelene Odundo exhibits new work at Sunderland Glass Centre

Magdelene Odundo OBE has been spending time at Sunderland's National Glass Centre which will host her latest exhibition in the Autumn

County Durham museum celebrates 10th birthday with steam weekend

Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon, is hosting two days of events as part of its Steam Gala

Racist skulls curio found in Northumberland school shed fetches big price at auction

Strange teaching aid featuring Caucasian, negroid, Native American and Australian skulls in auction surprise

Last ditch plea to save Lindisfarne treasure hoard for the North East

Public fundraising plea to keep Lindisfarne coins, discovered by Richard Mason, for North East reaches its final week

Body Worlds Vital exhibition will stay in Newcastle until November

High demand for human body exhibition by Dr Gunther von Hagens means it will stay at the Life Science Centre until November 30

Team behind plans for Bishop Auckland medieval show head to France

Jonathan Ruffer heads team which plans a spectacular open air night show and historical leisure park on former golf club in County Durham

North East heritage projects boosted by £90m-worth of grants

Heritage Lottery Fund cash spent on regenerating historic shopping street, digitising archive collections and more

Game of Thrones actor Ben Crompton launches Hadrian's Wall exhibition

TV star Ben Crompton who plays Eddison Tollett in fantasy drama unveils historic faces exhibition on Hadrian's Wall

Sunderland security firm contracted to protect 12th Century manuscript

Hadrian Technology's CCTV systems will be used by South Shields Museum and Art Gallery in 'The Boldon Book' exhibition

Chillingham Castle owner hoping to recreate historic flight and build full size replica of 1911 plane

Sir Humphry Wakefield, owner of Chillingham Castle, is leading a campaign to recreate an historic flight which was inspired by his great uncle

Stories behind Hadrian's Wall pioneers are honoured in new exhibition

Historian William Hutton thought in 1801 he would be the last man to walk the length of the wall

Online crowd-funding raises £21,000 to save 15th Century altarpeice at The Bowes Museum

Funds boost will enable Barnard Castle treasure house to reveal artwork's secrets for first time

Railway Children locomotive restored at Durham museum

The famous old 'pannier tank' steam engine will be rebuilt by Shildon museum in an Engine Heritage project

Asian Business Connexions man joins Museums Development Trust

Prominent North East entrepreneur Ammar Mirza has become a Trustee for the Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Development Trust

Unique Roman ring uncovered on community dig in South Tyneside

The ingenious item, which belonged to a woman or child and found on a community dig, doubles as a jewellery box key

First World War inspires Durham pupils to wax lyrical

Poetry and artwork by primary school children goes on display at the Durham Light Infantry museum

Mima exhibition presents the art of Louise Bourgeois

Teesside University's Prof Gerda Roper taken in the latest in the Artist Rooms series of exhibitions features Louise Bourgeois who died in 2010

Vikings stage an invasion of Newcastle's Great North Museum: Hancock

A group of Vikings have set up camp outside the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle

North East nurse's WWI heroics remembered in London exhibition

Veronica Nisbet, a St John Ambulance and RVI nurse, was a volunteer in French battlefield hospitals during the First World War

Prehistoric gold find may join twin in Newcastle museum

Gold ornament set to be reunited with 4,300-year old twin at Great North Museum in Newcastle

Review: All That Is Solid Melts Into Air at the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle

An exhibition at the Laing Art Gallery shows how our lives were shaped by the upheaval of the Industrial Revolution

Schoolboys uncover 'Amesbury Archer of the North' at Kirkhaugh burial site

Finds link Kirkhaugh burial to the Amesbury Archer at Stonehenge - and the first metal working in Britain

Northumberland attractions win awards for 'silver tourism'

Seven Northumberland tourist attractions have been cited for helping older guests enjoy stress-free days out by mature travellers

WATCH: North East youngsters take on a Maori haka dance

Newcastle museum celebrates its Maori collection with dance session as part of a busy summer of events

Roman treasure pulls in the visitors in Arbeia Roman Fort in South Shields

Soldier's legacy goes on show at South Shields as part of The Glory of Rome: Arbeia's Greatest Treasures exhibition

Antiques discovery reveals Jarrow's tragic pit past

Glasses find marking pit horrors in South Tyneside go up for sale at Newcastle auctioneers

Exhibition tells of impact of First World War on North Tyneside

The exhibition is part of the wider Heritage Lottery Fund supported Wor Life 1914-18, Tyne & Wear in the First World War

Art group dreams up a new nation with a new anthem

Newcastle-based Skimstone Arts has been considering the First World War and its links with the modern world

Mark Douglas: Sunderland recruitment worries understandable - but they've already done best deal

Getting Gus Poyet to sign a long-term contract was the most important deal of Sunderland's summer, even if they need more

Newcastle Discovery Museum to celebrate 80th anniversary on Saturday

The Discovery Museum - home to Charles Parsons' Turbinia - first opened as the Municipal Museum of Science & Industry in Exhibition Park in the city

Triple helping of historic treasures for South Tyneside Exhibitions

British Museum and British Library loan gems and jewellery including Earl's ring possibly lost at Britain's bloodiest battle

Duke of Northumberland's auction has had us all gripped

The Duke's multi-million pound sale of furniture, paintings and letters at Sotheby's reveals the magnitude of the family's former power and influence

South Shields exhibition honours local war heroes

The First World War contribution of South Tynesiders on the front line on land, sea and at home is revealed in a major exhibition

New mining exhibition opens at Killhope thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund cash

Killhope museum's new £70,000 exhibition tells the story of County Durham miners' lives in a new exciting way

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