Posts by Lynn
Ben Jones, Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, shares his experience of working with this unique family collection of studio ceramics.
We were privileged last year to receive a large donation of wonderful material from the Ratoff family. The Ratoffs, Len and Pamela, were both active members of the Liverpool medical community, Len being a Doctor and Pamela, the Senior Social worker and head of department at the Royal Liverpool Hospital. Throughout their working lives they indulged a love of ceramics, buying from a great number of North Welsh artists in easy reach of their then home in Llangwm, Gwynedd.
28 January 2015 by Lynn
Clem Fisher, Senior Curator of Vertebrate Zoology talks about her obsession with and extensive research into the work of John Gilbert, ornithologist, curator and explorer.
I first became interested in the collections of John Gilbert when I started work as “Trainee, Natural History” in Liverpool Museum (now World Museum Liverpool) in 1975.
3 December 2014 by Lynn
We think it’s a great place for kids. Happily for us, it’s not just us that think this – World Museum has just won the ‘Best day out for under 12s’ at the Family Go Live awards. Yay!
So, what is it that appeals most to children at the museum?
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.
Leaving 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…
25 June 2014 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…