Suffrage Exhibition & the Winner Is!

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Suffrage Exhibition Prize Giving As reported in the Summer edition of Pentalk, the Penscribes at the Pen Museum mounted an exhibition of calligraphy in the museum entitled “Suffrage”.  In the spirit of the subject matter, visitors and volunteers were invited to vote on which piece of work most appealed to them.  The slips have now [...]

Suffrage Exhibition

Suffrage
Penscribes, an amateur calligraphy group, invite visitors at the Pen Museum to view the temporary exhibition of calligraphy on the theme of Suffrage to celebrate 100 years since the first women got the vote.  In the spirit of the subject matter you are invited to vote on which piece of work appeals to you most. [...]

New Exhibition by the Birmingham Calligraphy Society

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Exhibition The Pen Museum is delighted to host a brand new exhibition in partnership with the Birmingham Calligraphy Society. A total of 9 contributors have come together to present an incredible variety of styles and themes. With Psalms, the Staffordshire Hoard and even a gilded badger to name a few, this colourful exhibition is sure […]

The Pen Museum’s first Poet-in-Residence

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‘Appropriately, a museum devoted to pens is also full of writers and you’ll be hearing from them all.’ Poet in Residence Two months ago, blogger-in-residence William Gallagher gave this insight into the Pen Museum and its natural aptitude for storytelling. Based in a former pen manufactory, stories are woven into the very fabric of the [...]

West Midlands Museum Development Volunteer Awards 2017

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On 19 September at the Birmingham Hippodrome, 130 guests were treated to a fantastic evening of fun and entertainment for the West Midlands Volunteer Awards ceremony. These awards were established to highlight the crucial work and invaluable efforts made by volunteers to the museum sector. One of these guests was Nick Lambert, Visitor Engagement volunteer from the [...]

New Exhibition – Black Country: The Pit to the Pen

Black Country: The Pit to the Pen

As part of a recent launch of new facilities and exhibition space, the museum has teamed up with local poet, Elinor Cole and Dudley Museums Service to create a new exhibition, “Black Country: The Pit to the Pen. Visitors will be able to see Elinor’s poetry alongside the etchings of Solihull-born Richard Samuel Chattock whose […]

‘Flourishing Museum’ Oral Histories

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We are collecting Oral Histories to provide sound resources for a new exhibition at the Museum and capture pen trade stories before they are lost. Please contact the Museum if you are able to help with providing memories of people who at one time worked or continue to work in the Pen Trade in the […]