This week at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery we have been installing a new exhibition called Picturing the Past. Picturing the Past will display pictures from the museum collection that help tell the story of how Nuneaton and Bedworth has grown and developed.
When initially choosing the theme for the exhibition, we were concerned there may not be enough pictures to tell the story in the collection. (Our collections database provides a title for many pictures but we can’t always tell from the title whether the picture is of a local scene.) On looking through the art store we were very excited to find an abundance of local scenes that include sketches, watercolours and oil paintings. Many of the pictures have not been on display for over 10 years!
On realising there were too many pictures to display, a short-listing process had to take place. Pictures were chosen based on their sizes and the space available. The Landing Gallery is a small and challenging display space.
Picturing the Past opens on Saturday 28th July and features objects from the collection, a photograph slideshow and family friendly activities and games!