Every year students in our postgraduate taught programmes complete group projects as part of their specialist modules.
Tyne Vibe is a temporary exhibition and a website which explores the varied and changing ways in which people in Newcastle listen to music. It celebrates local pop music from a city which is home to The Animals, Sting, Lindisfarne and Maxïmo Park, just to name a few. Tyne Vibe also introduces the larger North East Beat exhibition which will be showing at the Discovery Museum. Tyne Vibe was developed by 9 Museum Studies students as part of the Interpretation & Exhibitions module.
Listen to music from the North East on the project's Last.fm playlist.
What's behind a smile? is a website and exhibition that 11 students created as part of the Interpretation & Exhibitions module.
Using Tyne and Wear Museums' dental collections, the exhibition and website both explore the reasons for dental treatment in the past and now. Both demonstrate to visitors that for thousands of years people have used dental treatment for medical reasons as well as to alter their appearance.
For more information about this project visit the project website: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/behindasmile/
Campus Tales is an oral history project recording the memories of students and staff at Newcastle University. You can listen to an edited selection of the oral histories collected by subscribing to our podcasts.
All recordings have been made by students attending the History module. The project gave the opportunity to the group to develop their skills in oral history recording and editing. They had also had to consider how to interpret the complex history of one of the most significant institutions in the north east.
Campus Tales has been funded by the Catherine Cookson Foundation.
For more information about this project visit the project website: http://campustales.ncl.ac.uk/
Take it to the Grave is an exhibition and website curated by 14 students as part of the Interpretation & Exhibitions module.
Through exploring the archaeological pottery collections at the Museum of Antiquities and the Shefton Museum, the group became fascinated with the breadth of objects from different cultures and the range of the time periods they covered. The project sought to unite these objects under the universal theme of death and funerary ceremonies.
The exhibition and the website investigate the different ways in which ancient societies dealt with their dead and possible reasons behind this.
The website of this project is not active anymore.