Collections News: New Donations

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery continuously receives donations for the collection. Objects being donated are often from people living in Nuneaton and Bedworth and always relate to the borough in some way. We shall regularly post new acquisitions on our blog so that you can see what objects are being stored and displayed at your local museum. Here are the newest acquisitions…

A meeting programme for Abbey Lodge, Nuneaton, 1922. Abbey lodge was founded in 1836 and became the first Freemasonry lodge in the town.

Nuneaton now has five Masonic lodges; Abbey Lodge, Newdigate, Etone, Bedewood and George Eliot. Freemasons carry out charity work.

‘A Warwickshire Farmyard’, an oil painting by Miles Sharp. This scene is believed to be Weddington Farm, Nuneaton.

Miles Sharp lived in Nuneaton for a period of around 30 years and painted many local scenes. The artist also became principle of Nuneaton Art School during the years 1925-1952.

A Radio Times listing the TV and Radio coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games, second week. The front cover features Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Andy Murray and Jessica Ennis who all won gold medals for Great Britain.

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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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