Kylea Little is Keeper of History at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, based at Discovery Museum in Newcastle. As a participatory practitioner Kylea is committed to working with communities to diversify narratives and collections. Kylea is lead curator of the social history, science and industry, maritime and costume and textile collections at TWAM. She led the development of Destination Tyneside, the first permanent gallery in the country dedicated to immigration and is currently working on decolonising the history collections and narratives at TWAM. She sits on the Museums Associations Ethics Committee and the steering group of the Migration Museum Network
Energising connections in museum collections
How can we most usefully interconnect the collections of energy artefacts in our museums? The Congruence Engine project’s energy team explore the challenges and possibilities of doing so, focusing initially on the twin themes of steam turbines and coal-mining disasters.
‘South Kensington is practically as far away as Paris or Munich’: the making of industrial collections in Edinburgh, Newcastle and Birmingham
A comparison of the early histories of the industrial collections within National Museums Scotland, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, and Birmingham Museums Trust, and the implications of those histories for their respective contributions to the distributed national industrial collection.