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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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Inspired by George Eliot’s Boots

One of the wonderful objects we have in the Museum’s collections are this beautiful pair of cream, kid leather ankle boots that belonged to George Eliot.     In addition to being a Museum Assistant at Nuneaton Museum, I am … Continue reading

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This week we are putting together our new exhibition called “(B)lab” and I can safely say we haven’t done anything like this before.  The exhibition has come out of our work with Battersea Arts Centre and the Creative Museums Programme.  … Continue reading

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Arc School Workshop

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting and working with Shannon, Lewis, Evan, Jamey and Callum – Year 8 and 10 students from Arc School Church End in Ansley, Warwickshire. Visiting their school to introduce myself and my work as … Continue reading

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Stone people and animals

Alongside the personal stories I’ve found in the Inuit collection at the museum was information on hunting techniques used by Inuit people. One intriguing to me was the use of a pile of rocks – or ‘Inukshuks’. Built by men … Continue reading

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An Inuit diet is not for me, but maybe Heston has the right idea!

Whilst developing compositions for my final illustrations, I’m still reading up on the way of life in Inuit communities. One of the things I find most enjoyable to do with friends and family is to cook and eat. However somehow, … Continue reading

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A museum trip to London with exhibition plans ahead

After the second visit to Nuneaton, I’ve been gathering my ideas and discussing how I can turn my illustrations into interactives with Matt, the museum’s Outreach Officer – and also working out the layout of the exhibition with Jen, the … Continue reading

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Help Make Me Tick!

  Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery has launched a fundraising campaign to get Nuneaton’s Black Forest organ clock working again. Funds donated will restore the clock movement and organ, which plays German folk music. You can find out more and keep … Continue reading

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New Donations

Here are some recent donations to the Museum collection… Photograph showing a Sunday School treat parade, about 1920s. The Sunday school can be seen walking up Coleshill Road, Chapel End, holding the Chapel End Wesleyan Chapel banner. In front of … Continue reading

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Great British Bake off!

I like many of the team at the museum are a fan of the Great British Bake Off.  I was particularly interested in the piece about the history of the trifle broadcast last night.  Whilst we don’t have a copy … Continue reading

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