Category Archives: Collections

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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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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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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