Posts by Lucy
If you’re from Liverpool, you’ll know that the museums and galleries in this city have been around for a long time…165 years to be precise! However, we can still lay claim to celebrating our 30th birthday, because it was actually 30 years ago in 1986, that we were established as a national museums service. Read more…
9 February 2016 by Lucy
This week, we have started work on the external steps and terraces at each end of the Museum of Liverpool.
On completion in December this year, the north and south ends of the Museum will feature seating, terraces and steps, leading to two viewing platforms offering unique observation points of the city, River Mersey and Liverpool Bay. Read more…
17 December 2015 by Lucy
Have you heard about our #AMemoryShared campaign? Through our House of Memories dementia awareness programme, we are using the campaign to raise awareness of sharing memories with our friends, families and those we care for, so that they are never forgotten.
A person living with dementia may have trouble being in the here and now, but often they have memories tucked away at the back of their minds that, when unlocked, can lead to incredibly emotive connections and conversations. Read more…
1 December 2015 by Lucy
Today is #GivingTuesday. All over the world, people are helping raise money for important causes as an antidote to the start of the festive shopping season.
If you’re looking for a charity to support on #GivingTuesday, you might be interested in House of Memories. This is our dementia awareness training programme, which began in 2012 and has to date trained more than 10,000 carers across the county. Read more…
A blog from Carol Rogers, Executive Director of Education and Visitors:
You may already be aware, that we at National Museums Liverpool have been working very hard over the past three years to develop our dementia awareness training programme – House of Memories. Read more…
20 October 2015 by Lucy
On Monday 19 October, the Museum of Liverpool took part in a nationwide campaign to mark the beginning of National Adoption Week, which runs from 19 – 25 October.
The Museum played host to a giant projection of an image by celebrity photographer, Mary McCartney, who recently took the official portrait of the Queen.
The image of a small boy captioned ‘Too Old at 4?’ illuminated the exterior of the building, which could be seen from the Strand, drawing attention to the fact that this is the average age of children waiting the longest for adoptive families.
The image has also been projected on other iconic buildings across the country, including City Hall in London, the Blackpool Tower, as well as other locations in Bristol, Manchester, Leicester, Bolton, Birmingham and Newcastle.
There are 660 children waiting for adoptive parents in the North West, and 35 of these children are in Liverpool.
Janet Dugdale, Director of the Museum of Liverpool said:
The exterior of the Museum of Liverpool lends itself really well to projections, and as an iconic building on the waterfront, we really hope that this provides an opportunity for the National Adoption Week message to be seen. We are a family-friendly museum, so our young visitors are extremely important to us. The work that First4Adoption is doing to help find happy homes and families for children is extremely important, so we’re really pleased that the Museum of Liverpool can act as a positive platform to help raise awareness to the people of Liverpool.
For more information, go to www.first4adoption.org.uk/nationaladoptionweek or call First4Adoption on 0300 222 0022.
15 April 2015 by Lucy
Ahead of our new ‘Buddy’ programme, which begins at the Museum of Liverpool next week, The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Erica Kemp, has shared with us her personal experiences of dementia, and how House of Memories can help:
“One of the charities I have chosen to support during my year as Lord Mayor is the Alzheimer’s Society. So, when I became Lord Mayor I took myself along to the Museum of Liverpool to meet Carol Rogers and learn more about the House of Memories dementia awareness programme. It was an amazing visit and I learned so much about what the Museum is doing to not only support those who have had a diagnosis of dementia but those who support them.
Peter Blake is perhaps most famous for designing the cover of The Beatles’ album, ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ (1967). However, he has been a prolific artist during his career and his status in the art world far exceeds Sgt. Pepper’s.
Sir Peter is a leading figure in the development of British pop art, and became the first Patron of the John Moores Painting Prize – held every two years at the Walker Art Gallery – in 2011. Read more…
We are delighted to announce that National Museums Liverpool has been awarded a significant grant to fund research into its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) collections in its art galleries and urban history items at the Museum of Liverpool.
The £91,863 grant from the Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund will be used to support the ‘Pride and Prejudice’ project, which we will develop with partner Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove, based within one of the UK’s most prominent LGBT communities.
‘Pride and Prejudice’ is a two-year project, that will tackle the challenges faced across the museum sector, by realising the full potential of LGBT collections to ensure that objects and stories within these collections are fully researched, sensitively interpreted and made accessible online and through display to a wide and diverse audience. Read more…
There are more than 10,000 Polish people living in Merseyside, and we are really pleased to be involved in their Christmas celebrations this year, working with Polish community group Merseyside Polonia, to put on some fantastic activities at the Museum of Liverpool and Sudley House.
Christmas in Poland is a truly magical and important time of year. Poles are famous for their hospitality, especially at Christmas when strangers are welcomed to share ‘Wigilia’ (the Polish word for Christmas Eve meaning ‘to await’ in Latin) and an additional seat is always left at the table for someone unknown. Read more…