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Get inspired by the beauty of our borough!

Published on Wednesday, 19th October 2016

Find Nuneaton and Bedworth's stunning heritage features with a new portable art map, now on sale at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery.

The map is at the forefront of our “Inspired by our Borough” campaign, intended make us look again at what we all take for granted. 

Featuring Nuneaton on one side and Bedworth on the other, the map is packaged and folded down to A6 making it an ideal size to be sent away as gifts, particularly to those who no longer live in the borough.

The launch of the project took place last Saturday 15 October and was marked with a small celebration at Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery followed by a short walk to a couple of locations featured on the map. 

Councillor Ian Lloyd, Portfolio Holder for Art and Leisure said;

"It’s great to see the rich heritage of the borough celebrated in new ways.   I look forward to seeing how this project develops.

The Portable Art Maps have been commissioned by the Museum & Art Gallery from illustrative artist Jhinuk Sarkar and they are small pieces of art in their own right."

Jhinuk says

"I was very keen to undertake this project with the museum, as I knew it would reignite my passion for illustrating architecture and maps with a contemporary twist. Through my previous work with the museum, I have grown to know the borough and George Eliot as an integral part of my life. This is the place where I found many friends and grew to know my own interests in the importance of heritage. Illustrating these maps is my way of giving something back to the borough. I hope they will be received as a fresh perspective to the next generations in the local area and highlight the borough's cultural assets."

The first map featuring heritage features of the borough is now on sale at the museum’s gift shop at a price of £7.50.   The 'inspired by our borough' logo was designed by local graphic design team Nine Pt High.

Two other maps, one on George Eliot and another on Love Stories from the borough will be launched later in the year.  The museum would still like to hear from anyone else who wants to share their romantic stories of the borough for the maps, it might be the location of your first kiss, your first dance or where you proposed.