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The Mayer Spoon: a glimpse into the future?

26 March 2014 by Gina

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When you next visit World Museum, make sure you don’t miss the ‘Mayer Spoon’, a very special object from Antiquities’ Celtic collection, now on display in the Weston Discovery Centre.

The spoon was once owned by Joseph Mayer, an avid collector, who gave his collection to Liverpool Museum (now World Museum) in 1867. Read more…

The Mayer Mirror: Celtic Style

18 February 2014 by Gina

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2014 is a very special year for the Isle of Man and I’m really pleased that the ‘Mayer Mirror’, one of World Museum’s Celtic objects, is playing a starring role in the island’s celebrations. The mirror will be going on loan to the exhibition ‘Celtic Style’, staged by Manx National Heritage, and is one of the highlights of ‘Island of Culture 2014’, the largest cultural celebration ever to have been held in the Isle of Man. Read more…

Apollo in the USA

21 November 2013 by Gina

Blog1Regular visitors to the Ancient World Gallery at World Museum may have noticed that one of our statues, Apollo Sauroktonos (Apollo the Lizard-Killer), a Roman copy of a famous statue by the Greek sculptor Praxiteles, hasn’t been on display since the summer. That’s because the statue is on loan to Cleveland Museum of Art in the USA, where it’s one of the star items in the special exhibition ‘Praxiteles: The Cleveland Apollo’, which is open until 5th January 2014. Read more…

Ancient World News!

24 October 2013 by Gina

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Are you planning a visit World Museum during the half-term break? You mustn’t miss our new case in the Ancient World Gallery on Level 3, with objects which have never been on display before. Caring for our collections is one of our on-going jobs, and I am very grateful to Steve, our metals conservator, and Jan, our ceramics conservator, for their help in getting these objects on display. Read more…

Konnichawa from Japan!

29 August 2013 by Gina

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‘Konnichawa’ means ‘hello’ in Japanese, and that is how I was greeted by Yukiko Saito from Kyoto Seika University in Japan who visited World Museum this week. Yukiko was awarded a grant by the Japanese government to come to the UK to help her university research on the fascinating topic of colour in antiquity. Read more…

The end of Pompeii

23 August 2013 by Gina

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Let’s go back in time to 23rd August AD 79, to a little town on the Bay of Naples called Pompeii. Little did the inhabitants know that their world was going to be torn apart, quite literally, the following day when Mount Vesuvius, the volcano which overlooks the Bay of Naples, erupted. Read more…

A stitch in time

16 August 2013 by Gina

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What do you think this little box was used for? The box is part of the fantastic Anglo-Saxon collection at World Museum, which I’m lucky enough to curate.

Here are a couple of clues:

The box once belonged to a woman who lived in Kent in the 6th or 7th century, and it was found in her grave.

Read more…

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