Posts tagged with 'architecture'
I will never forget my first impression of Liverpool, almost 18 years ago. The impressive architecture of the city with its classical references was definitely an attraction to a Greek. But while it is easy to spot the classical influences on the exterior of Liverpool’s buildings, we often miss their interior decoration. The extension of our brand new café into the Mountford building is an excellent opportunity to view such prime examples and to perhaps think of the reasons why classical antiquity imagery became such an important narrative of civic pride and glory in 19th century Liverpool.
26 October 2016 by Scott Smith
Mandy Payne was selected to exhibit in this year’s John Moores Painting Prize with her painting, ‘No Ball Games Here’.
Mandy’s work is inspired by landscapes, particularly the urban and edge-land areas of Sheffield where she lives. Her painting ‘No Ball Games Here’ depicts Park Hill, the Grade II* listed Sheffield council estate and one of Britain’s largest examples of Brutalist architecture.
We caught up with her to find out more about how she works, ahead of her ‘Talk Tuesday’ event happening at the Walker Art Gallery on Tuesday 1st November…
30 August 2016 by Liz
I was honoured to be among the first people to see the astounding views from the Museum of Liverpool’s second floor windows. I visited the building when it was still a building site, and the windows hadn’t even been put in! I’d been working on plans of the galleries for years but this hadn’t prepared me for the beautiful views on a bright sunny day. It was literally breath-taking, my gasp was audible! Read more…
8 April 2016 by Anne
The Reel Stories exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool focuses on original film posters and memorabilia to celebrate Liverpool’s role in films over the past 60 years. Alongside this, the exhibition also includes a large panel which reproduces a selection of Stewart Bale images that highlight some of Liverpool’s and the surrounding area’s, more sumptuous picture palaces of the past; built in the hey-day of cinema-going, these buildings often matched the glamour of the silver screen, with many constructed in the sleek lines of modern Art Deco architecture. Read more…
The Lady Lever Art Gallery has reached a major milestone in its Heritage Lottery funded development following the completion of a large scale restoration by Clan Contracting to restore the South End rooms of the historic gallery over seen by architects Purcell. Read more…
16 June 2014 by Lisa
Our Design team are working hard behind the scenes to bring together ideas from curators and feedback from you (our visitors!) to create fantastic designs for the new ‘south end’ galleries at the Lady Lever.
The galleries will be brought back to their original architectural design and more than 1,500 items of fine and decorative art will be redisplayed. Read more…
16 August 2010 by Lucy
The well-loved icon of Liverpool department stores Lewis’s, sadly closed its doors for the last time at the end of May. Prior to that for around the last 30 years the store was mainly recognised for its shopping culture, but until the early 1980s it was much more than a place where you might buy a dress or new handbag.
Before the 80s the store also offered three restaurants and what was at one time the world’s largest hair salon on the fifth floor, until it was closed to the public in the 80s and used as a storage floor ever since. Read more…
1 December 2009 by Karen
Yesterday’s edition of Flog It! came from Liverpool and included some behind the scenes peeks at the Museum of Liverpool. Host, Paul Martin, took a tour of the building with building operations manager, Martin Hemmings (who took most of the shots on the museum’s Flickr set), and chatted with transport curator, Sharon Brown, in the Liverpool Overhead Railway carriage.
The episode is available on the BBC iplayer until the evening of Monday 7 December.