Author Archives: Becky Harvey

Meet our new placement student!

We’re pleased to introduce¬†Hanning Feng, who is on a placement with the Museum & Art Gallery for 8 weeks this summer as part of her Museum Studies postgraduate degree with the University of Leicester. Over the summer Hanning will gain … Continue reading

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Stories from the store: A box of books

We are continuing to work on our collections audit in the Museum’s main store and are uncovering some amazing objects that have been previously undocumented. Today we wanted to tell you about one box that contained a group of historic … Continue reading

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Art Detectives at the Museum: Who is E. Jackson?

Our collections contain some amazing stories but there are also many tales we’re yet to uncover. At times our collections documentation is very vague, containing little information about an object or why it was acquired. However, every now and again … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: uncovering objects in store

As our collection audit continues we’re coming across a real mix of objects. Some have never been cataloged and documented so are new to us. Others have been accessioned, but still remain somewhat of a mystery! This week we found … Continue reading

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Transcribing diaries: New volunteer opportunity at the Museum

What was day to day life like as a young woman growing up in Nuneaton during the Second World War? We have just acquired a set of diaries that offer valuable insight into teenage life during this turbulent period in … Continue reading

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What is it like to volunteer in the museum stores?

Julie has been volunteering to help with our collections audit for over a year. She has worked on a wide range of objects in store, looking at everything from world cultures to social history objects. Here she shares the recent … Continue reading

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Keep Dancing: The amazing career of a local stage star

In late 2016 the Museum acquired a new addition to its collection, a large framed handkerchief with embroidered autographs of some of the stars of the stage¬†from the last century. Names include Gracie Fields, Jimmy James, Elizabeth French, Eamon Andrews, … Continue reading

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