This is the third time that Fresh Perspectives – which runs biennially – has been held at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, showcasing the breadth of creative talent held by young people in Wirral.
We spoke to South Wirral high School to find out their thoughts on the exhibition. Read more…
As soon as war had been declared in August 1914, women had begun ‘doing their bit’ towards the war effort. Initially they worked as nurses, shop staff or office clerks, but as the war progressed, women took on roles that were traditionally more masculine, such as tram conductors, farm labourers and munitions workers. Read more…
“She was extremely charismatic, headstrong and passionate”
Anne Hutchinson, 2016
For International Women’s Day we are featuring these wonderful items, which tell the story of local child star, Josephine Clitherow. They were recently kindly donated to the Museum of Liverpool by Anne, Josephine’s daughter.
Josephine was born in February 1916 and grew up in Walton, Liverpool.
The maritime history department at Merseyside Maritime Museum have recently collected an object connected to the sinking of the TSS Yorkshire in 1939.
TSS Yorkshire was built in 1920 by Harland and Wolff in Belfast for the Liverpool based Bibby Line. The ship was on her way to Liverpool from Rangoon as part of the allied convoy HG-3. The Dixon family had joined the ship at Gibraltar, including brother and sister Cyril (aged 15) and Maureen (aged 8), and their mother and father. On 17 October, 1939 the convoy was in the North Atlantic 160 miles off the north-west coast of Spain. That afternoon the convoy was attacked by the German U-boat U-37. Yorkshire was hit and sank with the loss of 58 lives. Read more…
The second ‘National Museums and Wellbeing Week’ is taking place from 6 – 12 March.
The National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing is coordinating the week and describes it as “an opportunity for museums to showcase their health and wellbeing offer and raise awareness of this valuable area of work.” Read more…
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BeBoldForChange and the programme of events across National Museums Liverpool’s venues, starting this weekend, explores this challenge through the lives of real women, past and present. Read more…
If you are 55 or over you can get a will written for free this March. Alison Crawford, our Legacy Fundraising Officer explains all about Free Wills Month and why leaving a gift to National Museums Liverpool in your will can make a real difference.
“Every March and October, the Free Wills Month campaign runs to encourage those who have yet to make a will or would like to make amendments to an existing will, to get in touch with an associated solicitor, and take advantage of a free will writing service. This campaign is open to members of the public aged 55 and over, and full details can be found via their website: www.freewillsmonth.org.uk
Thinking of the future and what we would like to leave as our legacy, is something that many of us don’t want to often consider. However, if the time is taken now to choose how you can make a difference by leaving a gift in your will, then you can rest assured, knowing that your wishes will be carried out and that your chosen charity will benefit from your kindness.
National Museums Liverpool has evolved in part through the generosity of others, for eg; the donation of Sudley House to the city of Liverpool by Emma Holt, to the stunning collections of Mrs Tinne’s Wardrobe. In recent months, the Walker Art Gallery has received an extremely generous gift, and I am often humbled by the philanthropy of those who have chosen to support us.
Leaving a gift in your will is an incredibly personal decision, and National Museums Liverpool is very grateful to those who have decided to consider us in their future plans. To those who are may be a little undecided on how their gift can really make a difference, consider this:
- Your gift could go towards the conservation of objects or artworks that are important to you
- the development of your favourite museum or gallery
- our House of Memories dementia training programme
- our education programmes
However big or small, leaving us a legacy really can make a difference, so as the Legacy Fundraising Officer for National Museums Liverpool, I’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for thinking of us.”
Find out more about how to leave a legacy to National Museums Liverpool here or if you would prefer to speak to Alison, please call her directly on 0151 478 4995.
Princess Emilia of Saxony has recently enjoyed a makeover, courtesy of our conservation team! The painting by the German artist Hans Krell has been restored and cleaned by paintings conservator Rebecca Kench. In this post, Rebecca talks us through some key moments from the conservation process, as illustrated by the images in the slideshow: Read more…
The Galkoff’s and the Secret Life of Pembroke Place project team, along with 24 volunteers have been delving into the history of this well-known Liverpool Street. The focus has been on two key heritage sites: Galkoff’s Jewish butcher shop and Watkinson Terrace, Liverpool’s last surviving example of court housing. Read more…