The Post-War Public Art of Peter Laszlo Peri

Peter Laszlo Peri lived a most extraordinary life and left an innovative body of work that captured the spirit of the post-war years.Read more

6 Rituals of remembrance

The way we remember is deeply rooted in place and familiarity – from memorial sites marked by statues to ceremonial sanctuaries for quiet reflection.Read more

55 Years of Public Art in Newcastle-Gateshead

The Angel of the North may be Newcastle-Gateshead’s (and probably the UK’s) most well known public artwork but the city has a much longer history of public art making, going back at least to the early 1960s. Our free exhibition, Out There: Our Post-War Public Art, explores the  significance of structures created by pioneering artists between 1945 and 1985. 8 September to 23 December 2016, Bessie Surtees House. Rebecca Farley, researcher in Media, Culture, Heritage at Newcastle University, takes us through six artworks thatRead more

7 Remarkable Survivals from the Festival of Britain

The Festival of Britain showcased science, technology, architecture and the arts in venues across the country. Much was dismantled at the end – but there are some remarkable remnants.Read more

6 Places That Tell Stories of the St Ives Art Scene

During the 1950’s, many of Britain’s leading artists congregated to St Ives. We dive into 6 places that help to tell the story of its famous modern art scene.Read more

7 Things you may not know about Listing

The List (of England’s heritage assets) is full of wonderful examples of our creativity, innovation and humour.Read more

Minstrel Mermaid of a Town: Dylan Thomas and the Festival Of Britain

Andrew Dally of introduces us to Dylan Thomas’s link to the Festival of Britain.Read more

Tackling Heritage Crime

We define Heritage Crime as ‘any offence which harms the value of England’s heritage assets and their settings to this and future generations.’ Threats include metal theft, criminal damage like arson, illicit trade of cultural objects and unlawful metal detecting.Read more