This will replace Emily Brontë’s original handwritten manuscript, which did not survive, and will go on display in the Museum in 2018, the 200th anniversary of her birth.
Thousands of pencils, specially commissioned by Twomey, have been produced to write the book, and visitors will be invited to keep these as a memento of their participation in the project.
A Brontë Parsonage Museum spokesperson said: “Each participant will be gifted a pen, created by the artist, as a tool for further writing. Clare Twomey hopes the act of sitting at a table in the house where Emily wrote her novel, and to hold a pen and write, will build understanding of Emily and her determination to create the one published work of her lifetime.”
Clare Twomey is a British artist and a Research Fellow at the University of Westminster who works with clay in large-scale installations, sculpture and site-specific works. She has exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate, Crafts Council, the Eden Project and the Royal Academy of Arts.