‘Well I never!’ is what you will
say when you discover this unique new website. Whatever your
interests, a huge amount of fascinating material from our region’s
libraries, archives and museums is now available on the web.
Rather than surfing around trying to find them all, North East
Museums, Libraries & Archives Council (NEMLAC), in partnership
with the British Library, has launched a new web portal that
brings together these exciting websites from across the North
East of England. For the first time people can access all these
fantastic resources from one point on the Internet at www.wellinever.info .
you are into archaeology or zoology, there is something for everyone
See how your neighbourhood has changed since the 1850s by viewing
the historical maps through Tomorrow’s History or discover
what it was like to work down the dark and dangerous coalmines
of County Durham at the Durham Miner Project. Experience how
communities have changed through the award winning Northumberland
Communities or listen to traditional Northumbrian folk music
at the FARNE site. Take a voyage of discovery Captain Cook and
uncover how this local hero changed the world, or walk through
a virtual reality model of a medieval village with Past Perfect.
Unearth the secrets of the Lindisfarne Gospels or see the amazing
sketches of well-known North East sites that Hieronymus Grimm
drew over 200 years ago. What’s that I hear you say …‘well
These and many more websites will keep you, your
family and children entertained for hours, and, especially at
this time of year, many of these sites will support your children’s
schoolwork and revision. Don’t forget that your local library
can provide you with access to the Internet free of charge, and
if you are an Internet novice, ask at your library for help.
Notes for editors
The official launch of www.wellinever.info will
take place in Science Maze Gallery, Discovery Museum, Blandford
Square, Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 8th July 2004 at 3.30pm.
Press opportunity: press are invited to browse the site and meet
project staff between 2.30 and 3.00pm on Thursday 8th in Science
Maze Gallery at Discovery Museum. Museum telephone: 0191 232
The British Library is
the national library of the United Kingdom. It provides world
class information services to the academic, business, research
and scientific communities and offers unparalleled access to
the world’s largest and most comprehensive research collection.
Further information is available on the Library’s website
NEMLAC is the regional
development agency for the museums, library and archive sector
in the North-East region. NEMLAC’s mission is to champion
and support the sector’s unique role in enhancing the cultural,
social, educational and economic life of the North East of England.
NEMLAC is supported and core funded by Resource: The Council
for Museums, Archives and Libraries. For more information visit
the website at: www.nemlac.co.uk
The Co-operation and
Partnership Programme of the British Library. Through
its Co-operation and Partnership Programme the British Library
works with public libraries and other cultural institutions
which serve the information needs of the wider public. By
delivering its specialist collections and services alongside
local and regional resources the Library aims to enrich and
extend the range of materials available to the public. During
2022-04 the British Library worked closely with NEMLAC on
a Programme called Reaching the Regions which saw the development
of a whole range of new collaborative projects. For more
information visit the website at: www.bl.uk/about/cooperation.html
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