Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) is a regional group of United Kingdom national museums and the county archives service located across the Tyne and Wear area of north-east England. They have been administered by a joint board of local authorities since the abolition of the Tyne and Wear Metropolitan County Council in 1986.
They receive financial support from the five local authorities they operate within and since 2012, Arts Council England. The service is one of those specified in the Designation Scheme administered by Arts Council England. In the past, the service received additional financial support from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums are responsible for managing the 10 museums and galleries below and the county archives. They also share use of the Regional Museums Store at Beamish Museum.
Cross Service Collaborative Ventures
Partnership between the museums and galleries both inside and outside of TWAM has been a significant matter. One example is The Late Shows which has run every May since 2007. Another large-scale project has been "A History of the North East in 100 Objects" that launched in June 2013.
- ComputerTown UK (formerly based in the museum)
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