Posts by Lynn
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…
19 May 2014 by Lynn
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.
9 April 2014 by Lynn
We 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…
18 May 2012 by Lynn
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…
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
- 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)
- Electric whisk (Tesco Value is a great piece of kit)
- Mixing bowls x3
- 9 inch cake tin (or whatever you want to cook it in)
- Grease proof paper
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…
15 February 2012 by Lynn
Laura Cox, visitor assistant at Museum of Liverpool shares the first of a few of her favourite things.
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…
14 February 2012 by Lynn
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…
27 January 2012 by Lynn
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…
8 December 2011 by Lynn
Laura Cox, Visitor Assistant at the Museum of Liverpool shares her experience of the recent royal visit
As I’m sure you know we had a couple of very special visitors to the Museum of Liverpool on the 1st December, The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh came to officially open the building. It was a wonderful day and one I will never forget.
As a Visitor Assistant I was situated in the Wondrous Place gallery, to say I was excited/nervous would be an understatement. Up in the gallery we also had Yoko Ono and Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman waiting to meet the Queen.Being upstairs and not in the atrium of the museum meant I didn’t see the Royal arrival, but I did hear it. Prior to their arrival there had been a buzz around the museum, you could feel the anticipation in the air, but upon their arrival the museum fell silent. Read more…