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The First Mary Berry, Meet Elisabeth Raffald.

One of my favourite objects in the collection is a cookbook. It is called, “The Experienced English Housekeeper, For the use and ease of Ladies, Housekeepers, Cooks and &c” and was written by Elizabeth Raffald. Ours is the eighth edition … Continue reading

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Hands on History Labour of the Land

Continuing our series of Digital Hands on History posts, we’ve decided to take a step back and give you the full Labour of the Land experience you will have missed out on in March. It seems especially fitting, now, given … Continue reading

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Silas Marner: Chapters Nine and Ten by Natalie Marlow

Dolly Winthrop and the Coventry Godcake   In a previous post, Ruth Livesey talked about Raymond Williams’s wonderful book The Country and the City and his work on the ‘knowable communities’ of the country novel. For Williams, in novels such as Silas Marner and Adam … Continue reading

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Hands on History: Blitzed

This month, in support of our digital Blitzed exhibition and inspired by the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we’re hoping you appreciate a closer look at more of our Second World War collection. These objects, in particular, have been chosen … Continue reading

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Collecting Covid-19

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery are currently seeking objects to help remember and record the Coronavirus Pandemic and its impact on the Borough in 2020. This morning, I was thinking about how we will explain to future generations about this … Continue reading

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Chicken in a Fountain

It’s been a strange week. As the Museum’s Curator, I’m used to working regularly with objects from our collection. I might be getting objects out for an exhibition; photographing a group of items; cleaning an artwork or cataloguing objects that … Continue reading

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Labour of the Land

Our Hands on History session this month was scheduled for Saturday March 21st and was to focus on some of the Museum’s collection of agricultural tools and objects. In light of the present situation, however, we’ve decided that it will … Continue reading

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Unmasking the Museum’s Masks

This striking mask, with its bold pigments and prominent nose, stared up at me as I was looking for objects in preparation for our upcoming Hands on History session. It comes from New Guinea and was likely made for the … Continue reading

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Paper Lace: Compliments of the Season

December’s forthcoming Hands on History session assembles a collection of different examples of lacework. Several of the objects to be shared in the session were given to the museum by Clare Melly, who was born in 1891. Clare is the … Continue reading

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A Very Purple Hands on History

This month we returned to a colour theme for our monthly Hands on History and we would like to thank all of you who visited us us on Saturday the 16th of November. We had our usual wide and surprising … Continue reading

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