30 July 2022 – 11 February 2023
These Are Our Treasures is a project developed in response to the Lindisfarne Gospels going on display at the Laing Art Gallery from 17 September – 3 December 2022, on loan from the British Library.
A display of precious personal objects belonging to the people of Tyne and Wear will go on show at the Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne, in summer 2022. Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, These are Our Treasures invites individuals to share their stories and objects of significance.
From the historical to the handmade, family heirlooms or accidental finds, the objects, and more importantly their stories, have been gathered through a series of workshops run in libraries across the region, from Middlesbrough to Northumberland, as well as a public open call throughout the spring of 2022.
A selection of people’s stories from across the North East will be shortlisted and recorded to be represented alongside their object, in a display in the Laing Art Gallery’s Marble Hall.