Posts by Lynn
Liverpool’s waterfront is going to be a hive of activity this weekend, with Reflection on the Waterfront packed full of free cultural events.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Liver Building and the opening of the Museum of Liverpool, events will take place from 22 – 24 July at Pier Head.
There is tons going on. For one, the new Museum of Liverpool will be open late until 10pm all weekend. There will be lantern displays and cool lighting displays, as well as the intriguing visual treat of The Macula Spectacular. In concert, there’s the mighty Connie Lush, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra and 6ix Toys. Wow! We can’t wait! Read more…
23 May 2011 by Lynn
Here, Matt Dunn, Membership Officer, shares his enjoyment of Paul Trevor’s fantastic photography exhibition and talking to our members.
On Thursday 12 May we welcomed our members to the Walker Art Gallery for the first special event of the new membership year – a look at the excellent new Paul Trevor exhibition, Like you’ve never been away.
Paul’s photographs of people in inner-city Liverpool were taken over six months in 1975. They have triggered a fascinating trip down memory lane for many who have seen them and Paul has even managed to track down a number of people whose photo he took all those years ago! Read more…
6 May 2011 by Lynn
My name is Dobby. I like salt and vinegar crisps. Nom nom! Anyway, I’m not supposed to talk about crisps I don’t think. In fact, I need to tell you something very important. I have come here from a far away land to visit World Museum. Yes, I know! It’s very exciting! In our land, we don’t have museums or art galleries, so it’s a very interesting and strange idea. You have lots of stuff from outside, from all over the world, in your museum. Weird! Read more…
**24 January: Unfortunately, this talk has been cancelled.**
Next week on Monday 24 January Dr. Franca Dellarosa will be giving a lecture at the Anthony Walker Education Centre at the International Slavery Museum.
Starting at 5.30pm her talk Rebellious Poetics: Slavery, Oppression and Agency in Edward Rushton’s Writings (1787-1814) will discuss the Liverpool writer Edward Rushton.
Although not well know today, his reputation as a lifelong committed champion of human rights made him famous at the time. In 1797 he wrote a critical paper about George Washington for his failure to extend freedom to the enslaved in North America.
Dr. Franca Dellarosa will explore the global terms of Rushton’s civil and political commitment. She will also discuss his use of powerful language in his Expostulatory Letter to George Washington in relation to Liverpool as a slaving port and in the light of developing radical discussion. Read more…
21 July 2010 by Lynn
Chase Delano, visiting us from Connecticut, close to New York, shares with us her experience of a rainy trip to the Merseyside Maritime Museum and the International Slavery Museum.
Appropriately, it was raining as I made the trek down to the Merseyside Maritime Museum of Liverpool. Despite the rain, friendly strangers stopped to help point me in the direction of the museum—a kind gesture one might not find in the busy streets of New York, especially on a rainy day. I followed a wet crowd through the gates leading down Albert Dock and into the doors of the museum. The place was filled with people of all ages—from grandparents to grandchildren—and amongst the four floors of different exhibitions, each generation found something of interest to them. Read more…
9 July 2010 by Lynn
Helen Gornall tells us about the upcoming festival and a visit from Snorri the Viking!
Festival of British Archaeology – 17 July until 1 August 2010
The Festival of British Archaeology is here again and the Weston Discovery Centre (WDC) at the World Museum is leading the way with two weeks of fun-filled activities! The Festival is co-ordinated by the Council for British Archaeology (CBA) and is designed to showcase the very best of British Archaeology – which of course the WDC uses to showcase the very best of our archaeological collections! Read more…
17 June 2010 by Lynn
Rose Hardman reports on funding that will enable fantastic new opportunities for conservation trainees.
We were delighted to receive the news recently that the Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded £350,700 to help National Museums Liverpool and the North West Fed deliver training opportunities for 12 Positive Action Trainees.
The money, awarded under the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Skills for the Future programme, will give trainees a chance to learn about heritage conservation and audience development.
National Museums Liverpool’s six trainees will spend two years looking at conservation techniques with the Institute of Conservation as a key partner. We will begin advertising for placements at National Museums Liverpool in 2012. Read more…
An appeal for help from John Edmondson at World Museum Liverpool. Anyone wishing to reply to him should use our ‘contact us’ system.
2008 is Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture. One of its oldest institutions, founded by William Roscoe, is planning to mark the event by holding a special reunion of descendants of William Roscoe (1753-1831). He was one of Liverpool’s most distinguished citizens and arguably the person responsible above all others for setting our city on the road to its present status as a ‘cultural capital’. Read more…