Category Archives: Community

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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Remembering Nuneaton Factories

“It was just our life, there were so many factories”, are the words one visitor used as she began to tell me her memories of Nuneaton factories at our recent Hands on History event on the subject. In preparation for … Continue reading

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New Community Showcase display

At the museum, we regularly work with different groups to create changing displays using museum objects. These are presented in our Community Showcase in the Local History Gallery. Yesterday, I was working with three members of our invaluable volunteer team. … Continue reading

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Nuneaton Brass Band

A lovely lady came into the Museum this week to donate this photograph into our collections. The image shows members of Nuneaton Brass Band outside Nuneaton Town Hall. The lady’s husband played with the band for many years, as did various … Continue reading

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As 2018 draws to a close…

2018 has been a busy year, with numerous events marking the 100 year anniversary of the end of the First World War. Many people were not able to be with their families during the Christmases of the First World War. … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season to revisit Christmas memories.

The November Hands on History session saw the, perhaps early, showing of some of the Museum’s more seasonal collection items. Some of the standouts included a silk postcard sent home from ‘somewhere in France’ circa 1914 as well as a splendid example … 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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Tick Tock, Tick Tock

One of the most familiar sounds in day to day life is the ticking of a clock. In fact it’s such a familiar sound that we often tune it out. Whilst thinking of objects that produce sound in preparation for … Continue reading

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An insight into how we source our shows – will you be exhibiting with us in 2017?

Visitors to the museum will know we show all kinds of different things and our exhibitions cover a wide range of subjects. We host touring exhibitions which we hire in from different galleries and companies and we often develop our … Continue reading

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Finding out about Inuits aside from looking at my illustrations!

Film and other content alongside my illustrations in the forthcoming Inuit exhibition – opening this Saturday 7th February Continue reading

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