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Our Art School Reunion – Memories from the Common Room

Our Nuneaton Art School Reunion event was a  heartwarming success. Former students fondly reminisced about their days at the Art School over cups of tea and broken biscuits in our pop-up Common Room whilst listening to the 1960s and 70s … Continue reading

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Nuneaton Art School Reminiscence Café

On Sunday 10 September, we held a Reminiscence Café for former students of Nuneaton Art School, in preparation for our Art School Reunion on 12 October. The Café gave former students an opportunity to meet, share their art work and … Continue reading

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Objects of the Written Word – Spotlight on Scenes of Clerical Life

Objects connected to writing and text are the focus of August’s Hands on History session. Books, diaries, journals and writing implements, a miniature newspaper, memorial cards, letter seals and objects inscribed with text will feature.   A book of considerable local … Continue reading

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Vessels

July’s Hands on History session explores objects from our museum collections which can all be described as vessels. The session will look at use of vessels to hold, collect, preserve, carry and protect their contents whilst also being decorative, beautiful and tactile objects. … Continue reading

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In Commemoration – Nuneaton Charter Day 1907

I’m really looking forward to our next Hands on History session on Saturday 18 March, which explores objects from the museum collections created specifically to commemorate events of local and national significance. An object I am excited to share with … Continue reading

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The Four Seasons

January’s Hands on History session reflects on the year ahead, taking as its theme the seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. Each season will be represented by an amazing object from the collection! Symbolising winter is a pair of … Continue reading

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Life in Miniature

Inspired by our exquisite collection of miniature portraits by May B. Lee, November’s Hands on History session explores the world in miniature. One of May B. Lee’s beautiful miniature portraits of a young girl called Barbara will be presented for … Continue reading

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