Keeping Books Alive
Late in 2021, Elizabeth Gaskell’s House received a grant from the Pilgrim Trust as part of the Association of Independent Museums (AIM) Collections Remedial Conservation Grant Scheme. Such grants are specifically for small to medium sized museums to care for their collections...Read more »
Volunteer stories – how I came to know Mrs Gaskell
About six years ago, during a purposeless and ill-informed visit to Mrs Gaskell's House, I was spotted by an astute manager and asked to become a volunteer. Since she treated me to tea - with a china cup and my own milk...Read more »
As part of Elizabeth Gaskell's House’s work towards Museum Accreditation, a team of volunteers got together one Monday to allocate unique identifying numbers to the books in William Gaskell's study, with the aim of doing the whole collection eventually. Supervised by Jane,...Read more »
It’s 1853 in our time line series!
It's a hugely busy year for Elizabeth Gaskell! On January 10, Ruth - perhaps Gaskell's most controversial novel - is published. Frankly confronting Victorian attitudes to seduction and illegitimacy, it was never going to have an easy reception - it was a...Read more »