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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…

A royal hush fell upon us

8 December 2011 by Lynn

Laura Cox, Visitor Assistant at the Museum of Liverpool shares her experience of the recent royal visit


Queen is presented with flowers at the Museum of Liverpool

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…

It’s almost time…

30 November 2011 by Lynn

Laura Cox shares her excitement with us in her first blog here.

Museum of Liverpool

Excitement is well and truly building at the Museum of Liverpool this week, the final touches are being made to the four new galleries, and preparations are being made for the Royal visit.Phase two of the Museum of Liverpool will be opening on Friday 2nd December; the latest galleries open to the public will contain exhibits such as a 38 metre timeline documenting Liverpool’s vast history, Lion, the famous steam locomotive, a gallery dedicated to the King’s Regiment, and of course the highly anticipated Overhead Railway. Read more…

The Museum of Liverpool’s got style!

13 October 2011 by Lynn

Juice logo

So, it’s official. The Museum of Liverpool’s got style. As if we didn’t know!

The museum has been nominated in The Visitor Award category at the Juice FM Style Awards.

The Style Awards are Juice FM’s annual celebration of style in Liverpool, with award categories ranging from the “Most Stylish Scouser” award to the “Lifestyle Award”.

The people of Liverpool nominated their top three in each category.

Not that we’re trying to influence you, but you can vote for the Museum of Liverpool now at: http://promo.u-loader.com/juicefm/style-awards/visitor-award.html. But be quick – voting closes on 23 October. Read more…

Reflection on the Waterfront

19 July 2011 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…

Members enjoy sneak peek of Paul Trevor’s exhibition

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.  

Paul Trevor

Paul Trevor’s photograph in Like you’ve never been away exhibition

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…

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