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. [...]

International Women’s Day

When the history of Birmingham is told, pen making is right up there with every fine trade the city was founded on. The names of brothers John and William Mitchell will rightly also always be mentioned as the first manufacturers to use machines for cutting pen nibs. Wrongly, though, there are people who don’t get […]

It’s World Book Day

Today the whole world honours books – and what are books written with? Okay, thee days it’s mostly computer keyboards. Yet the greatest works of literature ever written were first done by hand using exactly the kinds of pens we have here in the museum. We don’t use the word ‘exactly’ lightly, either. During the [...]