Posts by Laura
2 May 2016 by Laura
You must wake and call me early, call me early, mother dear;
To-morrow ’ll be the happiest time of all the glad new-year,—
Of all the glad new-year, mother, the maddest, merriest day;
For I ’m to be Queen o’ the May, mother, I ’m to be Queen o’ the May.
28 April 2016 by Laura
Next week is the 75th anniversary of the May Blitz, the peak of the bombing of Merseyside during the Second World War. Read more…
14 April 2016 by Laura
17 March 2016 by Laura
This week museums all over the world have been taking part in #MuseumRainbow on social media. It’s been wonderful to see all kinds of unique collections shared globally in this joyful way.
Inspired by all the bright colours that have filled my computer screen, it felt like the right time to share one of the stories behind a striking painting featured in the Walker’s exhibition, ‘Pre-Raphaelites: Beauty and Rebellion’ (open till 5 June 2016). Read more…
Mother’s Day is just round the corner. The shops are full of gift ideas but they’re not terribly inspiring or original.
The woman who gave us life, blew our noses, read us stories and waved us off to that music festival with a determined smile but unmistakable look of fear behind the eyes (…just me?), deserves something special.
So we’ve come up with a few ways to spoil your mum this year and because all mums are different we’ve tried to think of something for everyone…
12 February 2016 by Laura
Do you want to do something special and a little different for your Valentine? It’ll come as no surprise that we believe our museums and galleries make a wonderfully romantic date but in case you need a little more convincing here are 6 reasons why… Read more…
7 January 2016 by Laura
January blues seem to be an inevitable come down after the festive season. Back to work, feeling broke and all those resolutions which seemed such a good idea at the time and are now just making you feel worse about yourself as you struggle to achieve them.
It’s this time of the year when you need to look forward and plan ahead and luckily we have a bumper year of exhibitions at National Museums Liverpool which might go some way to cheer you up! Read more…
20 November 2014 by Laura
Where else can you see 69,104 miniature human figures crammed onto one canvas, a visual depiction of the moves made in a game of chess played by the Dada artist Duchamp, an elderly woman engulfed by a transcendental white light from a chest freezer and the eerie corpse of a young deer languishing on a dining table? Read more…
12 November 2014 by Laura
Juliette Losq has won the John Moores Visitors’ Choice 2014, sponsored by Rathbones. Her epic painting ‘Vinculum’ was a firm favourite with visitors who voted in their thousands! In this guest blog she tells us more about it… Read more…