Posts by Angela
The Quilling Guild recently celebrated their 30th anniversary with a very special visit to the Lady Lever Art Gallery. Here’s Guild member and editor of the Quilling Guild blog Philippa Hartley with an insight into their visit: Read more…
29 August 2013 by Angela
Here’s a blog from Liverpool-based poet, Eleanor Rees who has been collecting stories and tales from visitors to our ‘Telling Tales’ exhibition.
21 August 2013 by Angela
Ever wondered where the Vikings got their clothes? Gina Couch, one of our Education Managers at World Museum was on Radio Merseyside chatting to Sean Styles about just that last week.
It’s pretty fascinating stuff, have a listen to the interview below. Read more…
14 August 2013 by Angela
Here’s an update from Donna Young, our Curator of Herbarium:
Last summer I was approached by artists, Tamiko Thiel and Will Pappenheimer, who were interested in finding out more about William Roscoe and the first Liverpool Botanic Garden. Read more…
16 July 2013 by Angela
Here is a post from Tracey Seddon, Head of Organics Conservation:
“I was relieved last week to get the fabulous Amber Cabinet back on display where it belongs in the Walker Art Gallery. I had reluctantly and rather hastily taken the decision to remove it from display back in 2011 when rumblings caused by the demolition of the Central Library next door had lead to some small fragments falling off. I was very concerned about the prospect of more damage. Read more…
27 June 2013 by Angela
Here’s an update from Tracey Seddon, Head of Organics Conservation:
“This is my first blog for a good while so I should introduce myself. I am Tracey Seddon, Head of Organics Conservation for National Museums Liverpool. What does that mean, I hear you ask? Well, basically I look after the museums’ objects; specifically those made from organic materials like wood, basketry, fur, feathers, horn, ivory and bone (I know! those latter two are only a tiny bit organic). Other specialist colleagues deal with specific categories of material like paintings, furniture and sculpture. Read more…
21 May 2013 by Angela
Here’s our Head of Sculpture Conservation Lottie Barnden with news of an object going on a very special journey:
“Sculpture Conservation has recently taken delivery of a bust from the Lady Lever Art Gallery. It depicts Ferdinando De’ Medici by Giovachino Fortini, you can find out more about it on our collection pages.
The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is marking the 300th anniversary of the death of the Grand Prince Ferdinando De’ Medici and has requested the loan of our magnificent bust to be included in this exhibition. The Grand Prince was a great patron of the arts in the late 17th and early 18th centuries and this bust will be displayed among some of the works of art he collected. Read more…