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We’ve set up this blog so that we can share some of what we get up to behind the scenes at the museum. Daily life here is very varied so we want to show you a little of what our staff and volunteers do, whether that’s considering new items for the collection, setting up exhibitions, hosting a visiting school group or carrying out preservation work.

As well as being a public museum, we’re also home to a collection of over 8,000 items relating to Samuel Johnson, his circle and eighteenth-century Lichfield. The collection includes prints and paintings, furniture, manuscripts, books and letters, so we will be showcasing some of our favourites in regular Featured Object posts.

We would also like to invite contributions to the blog from researchers interested in Johnson’s life, works or wider literary fellowships, as well as genealogists and historians interested in eighteenth-century life in Lichfield and the surrounding area. To find out more about writing for us, please see our Contributions page.

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