Picture this!

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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