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How leaving a legacy in your will could help others

8 October 2014 by Lynn

As it’s “free wills month” throughout October, Abby Jones, from our Development office, talks here about how leaving a gift in your will could help others.

Smiling visitor with childLeaving a gift in your will, also known as a legacy, is not something that is usually on the top of people’s conversation lists. I mean it isn’t the easiest thing to talk about is it? – Leaving money to something after you are no longer here to enjoy it yourself?  But wouldn’t it be great to leave something in your will to National Museums Liverpool and experience the benefits of that gift now? Read more…

Fascinating facts and great memories in Members’ Week

25 June 2014 by Lynn

Visitors at Grayson Perry exhibition

Curator Pauline Rushton talks to visitors at our Grayson Perry exhibition

Sarah Houghton, Fundraising and Membership Officer gives us the low-down on our recent Members’ Week:

“Our members enjoyed a fantastic week long programme of events recently as part of Members’ Week. Over 170 members took part in 12 exclusive events across all of our venues and learnt some interesting and unusual facts on our collections. Read more…

Giving in your will

19 May 2014 by Lynn

Kathryn in the Walker Art Gallery

Kathryn, enjoying her favourite painting in the Walker Art Gallery

Recently, I was lucky enough to meet Kathryn, pictured here, who as well as working for the NHS is also a member of National Museums Liverpool. Kathryn loves art, particularly medieval art, and wants it to be looked after for others to enjoy.

 She is so passionate about this that she has decided to give a financial gift in her will towards the conservation of artworks at the Walker Art Gallery.  We wanted to know more about why she has chosen to do this, so we invited her to see behind the scenes in our paintings conservation department.

Read more…

Website named as honoree in Webby awards 2014

9 April 2014 by Lynn

Webby award nominee badgeWe are delighted that our website has been chosen as honoree by this year’s Webby awards, in their cultural institutions’ website category.  With over 12,000 entries to the Webbys, this is no mean feat!

We redesigned the site last year, trying to make it easier to use and better looking. We think it’s a bold and beautiful design and much clearer than it used to be and it sounds like the Webby’s agree.

You can see the Cultural Institution website nominees and honorees at: http://pv.webbyawards.com/2014/web/general-website/cultural-institutions/honorees  Read more…

Website shortlisted for award!

17 October 2013 by Lynn

 

Public sector communication awards shortlist badge

Here in the web team we are dead chuffed that our recently  redesigned website has been shortlisted for the UK Public Sector Communications Awards 2013.  Yay! Read more…

Sylvia, volunteer extraordinaire, shortlisted for Merseyside Woman of the Year

18 May 2012 by Lynn

Sylvia, volunteer at the Walker

The Education team at the Walker Art Gallery are pleased to announce that their nomination for the Merseyside Women of the Year Awards has been shortlisted – none other than Sylvia Jones

Celebrating her 80th birthday this year, Sylvia continues to be an inspiration for all women who work alongside her. Sylvia is an important figure in Liverpool’s art and culture scene and has been a committed volunteer at National Museums Liverpool for the past 25 years. We were inspired to nominate Sylvia for her enthusiasm, dedication and outstanding contribution to the Walker Art Gallery Education team, inspiring all those she comes in contact with.  Read more…

Recipe for chocolate cloud cake

20 February 2012 by Lynn

Ben Sheeran, our head chef, shares this scrumptious recipe for moist low-fat chocolate cloud cake. Hmm! 


Chocolate cloud cake

Chocolate cloud cake

Ingredients

  • 250 g dark chocolate, minimum 75% cocoa solids 
  • 125 g olivio 
  • 6 eggs, 2 whole, 4 separated 
  • 175 g caster sugar/Stevia (calorie free sugar)

Equipment

  • Electric whisk (Tesco Value is a great piece of kit)
  • Spatula
  • Mixing bowls x3
  • Scales
  • 9 inch cake tin (or whatever you want to cook it in)
  • Grease proof paper

Method

To start with warm your oven to 170 degrees. 

Then separate your 4 eggs keeping the yolks in one bowl and whites in a very clean dry bowl.  Read more…

These are a few of my favourite things – No. 1

15 February 2012 by Lynn

Laura Cox, visitor assistant at Museum of Liverpool shares the first of a few of her favourite things.


Liverpool Overhead Railway at Museum of Liverpool

Liverpool Overhead Railway carriage in the Museum of Liverpool

Here at the Museum of Liverpool we have 6,000 objects; from new to old, big to small and the weird to the wonderful, there’s certainly something in store to keep you interested.

I’ve decided to dedicate this post to one of my favourite things in the museum. The object in question is the very first object that entered the museum way back in July 2010; it is of course the Liverpool Overhead Railway (L.O.R.) carriage. Read more…

World Museum shortlisted for family friendly award

14 February 2012 by Lynn

Kid at world museum

We are delighted that World Museum has been named as one of the top 20 museums shortlisted in the Sunday Telegraph’s Family Friendly Museum Award. Thank you if you were one of the people who nominated the museum. 

World Museum, along with the other museums on the list has demonstrated to Telegraph readers that it has activities, events and displays that any family can enjoy and the basis for a great day out. 

The Sunday Telegraph said: “Liverpool’s World Museum is full of historical things you can actually touch and has its own planetarium.”  Read more…

Michael Bublé and his dinosaur friends

27 January 2012 by Lynn

hand written letter

After enjoying the amusing adventures of Michael Bublé and his raptor friend we started trying to imagine what it’d be like if they came to face to face with our resident tarbosaurus!

We don’t think he’d be scared! Would you be?

If you love dinosaurs and you love Michael Bublé why not print out this photo and keep it in your wallet! And if you want to visit tarbosaurus and some raptors, get yourself down to World Museum before 15 April. Read more…

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