Collections News: New George Eliot object on display!

Here is your chance to see a fascinating blotter that is believed to have been used by the Nuneaton born writer, George Eliot and her partner John Cross. The leather blotter case contains blotting paper. Blotting paper was commonly used when writing to absorb the excess ink produced by quills, dip pens and fountain pens. The signatures of George Eliot and John Cross have been spotted within the blotter.

George Eliot’s blotter has 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 blotter will be on display until the beginning of October, we hope you can come and visit the museum soon to see it.

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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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