Collections News: George Eliot’s boots now on display!

Here is your chance to see a fabulous pair of ankle boots that once belonged to the Nuneaton born writer, George Eliot. These boots are made from cream kid leather with silk bows. The boots are a size 5 and quite narrow. Ankle boots like these became popular with women in the 1800s. These particular ones were probably worn for special occasions rather than everyday use.

George Eliot’s boots have just been put on display in a changing case that alternates objects every two months. You can find this case in the George Eliot Gallery. This changing case is a great opportunity for the museum to show more objects from the George Eliot collection. The boots will be on display until the beginning of August, we hope you can come and visit the museum soon to see them.

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About janineclarefox

My name is Janine Fox and I am Assistant Museum Officer at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery. My role is to care and document the museum collection. Working within a small team means I also help install exhibitions, carry out research for enquiries and assist with larger museum projects. What inspires me? Apart from tea and chocolate, I would say travel, photography, art and anything old with a story to tell! It will come as no surprise that I love my job; I work with objects, ensuring that they are looked after, made available for the public and that their stories are recorded for perpetuity.
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2 Responses to Collections News: George Eliot’s boots now on display!

  1. Pingback: Behind the Scenes at Nuneaton Museum « Museum Network Warwickshire

  2. John Burton says:

    Well done Janine, and Nuneaton Museum – always good to see George Eliot material on show.

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