Tag Archives: George Eliot

Conservation of George Eliot’s dress

We are getting very excited about the opening of our new exhibition, ‘Becoming George: The Unexpected Life of George Eliot’ on 10th May. Last week, I delivered a lovely nineteenth century dress to a Conservator in Warwick. This silk dress, … 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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Unveiling our new George Eliot acquisition

Earlier this year we asked you whether you thought we should bid at auction for an object relating to George Eliot (‘To collect or not to collect’). We were really grateful for the feedback we received and are pleased to … 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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To collect or not to collect?

What should the museum collect? This blog post seeks your advice on a very unusual potential acquisition… This sculpture of George Eliot’s left hand has been recently brought to our attention. We think this striking white marble sculpture was created … Continue reading

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Discover Dante at Nuneaton Museum

Hi my name is Robert and I am one of the Front of House Team at the Museum. Being an avid Dan Brown reader, I was thrilled to receive his new book Inferno. What I love about his books is … Continue reading

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Top 10 Objects on Display

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery would like to share the top 10 objects currently on display. Museum volunteer Pete first took a camera around the museum and snapped objects that stood out as interesting and inspiring items to him. The museum team then managed … Continue reading

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Always remembered

Sunday 2nd June saw a fantastic turn out for the George Eliot wreath laying. Around 50 people came to participate and watch as flowers were laid and readings were spoken. The museum laid a wreath in memory of the local … Continue reading

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Museum & Art Gallery features on TV

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery featured on yesterday’s episode of the BBC Antiques Road Trip. The television crew visited the museum last summer to carry out the filming, you may remember we posted the visit on the blog. The segment focused on … Continue reading

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Collections News: New George Eliot object on display!

Here is another opportunity to see a new object on display from the George Eliot collection at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery. This is a wall plaque showing Shepperton Church. Shepperton is one of the settings in George Eliot’s first … Continue reading

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