Object of the Month: February 2022

Alice Hawkins Statue Maquette

Published: 26 January 2022

Chosen by: Louisa Humphreys, Customer Service Assistant

Collection: Social History

Object Name:  Alice Hawkins Statue Maquette

British, Bronze Resin 2017

Made by Sean Hedges-Quinn

Presented by the artist, 2018


This object has been chosen to represent Penny Walker, a much-loved colleague who worked at the museum and sadly passed away in May 2021.

She dedicated her life to making a difference to people in need. This included those suffering mental distress whom she helped as an occupational therapy support worker, then asylum seekers whom she helped by opening up a night shelter at the Coventry Peace House. The CPH was a space for marginalised groups in the community to learn from each other in the same way that Suffrage campaigners came from all walks of life and worked in solidarity towards a common cause.


The Object of the Month can be seen in person throughout February at Leicester Museum & Art Gallery.