Monthly Archives: November 2013

Magnificent Matisse!

Museum Volunteer Tiff Hurlston is putting the finishing touches to our latest exhibition, Matisse: Drawing with Scissors. This is a Hayward Touring Exhibition from Southbank Centre, London and well worth coming to see! The French painter, sculptor and designer, Henri Matisse … Continue reading

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‘Agis Quod Agis’

On 20th December 1913 Edward Ferdinand Melly got his wish from the Council granted. If they would buy a plot of land in RiversleyPark, he would pay to have a Museum built. To celebrate this amazing event we are bringing … Continue reading

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A lot of hot air…

The Museum campaign to become greener took another leap forward today! The installation of new electric hand driers is underway in the Museum toilets. This initiative will mean that we can phase out the use of disposable paper towels which are … Continue reading

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One Year On!

It is now a year since George Eliot’s portable writing desk was stolen from a display case at the museum.  Despite a lengthy police investigation the desk has never been recovered.  On the anniversary of its loss we wanted to … Continue reading

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A new face on the team!

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery welcomes a new volunteer! Karen Norton is originally from Wisconsin in the United States but moved to Britain in September 2011. She now lives in Leicester and has completed a Masters in Museum Studies. Karen is passionate … Continue reading

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The ‘Dirty Thirty’

We had a terrific Lunchtime Talk last Friday, courtesy of historians and film makers Brian Langtry and Len Holden. Brian has produced a documentry telling the moving story of 30 miners from South Leicestershire who were the only pitmen to respond … Continue reading

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