Posts tagged with 'christmas'
19 December 2016 by Stacey
Hugh Baird University Centre undergraduate designs Blackler’s Santa themed window for Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool’s shop has teamed up with the Hugh Baird University Centre to create a unique Christmas window display to celebrate the iconic Blackler’s Santa, currently on display in the Museum atrium.
First year undergraduates from the Foundation Degree in Visual Merchandising and Promotional Design – which is validated by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) – were tasked with a brief by the Museum’s retail team to create a visual display in its shop window. They were asked to reflect an iconic figure from Liverpool’s retail history, the giant Santa that used to stand at the centre of Blackler’s department store. Until its closure in 1988 Blackler’s was located on the corner of Elliot Street and Great Charlotte Street and was famous for its amazing Winter Wonderland Grottos which attracted more than 10,000 visitors a week. Read more…
15 December 2016 by Andrew Bullock
Have you met George the penguin at the Lady Lever Art Gallery? George is currently donning his festive garb and greeting our visitors throughout the Christmas period.
He loves to dress up and over the years has wowed visitors with many different costumes including an Olympic and a para Olympic athlete, St. George, Frankenstein, the Easter Bunny, the Queen (for the Royal Wedding) and his latest costume, which is a Christmas Dickensian character.
George joined the Lady Lever team in 2010 when Phil Redmond bought him for the gallery at the Go Penguins Charity Auction. He was one of 132 penguins which were sold in aid of the World Wildlife Fund. Read more…
1 December 2016 by Laura
Anyone who has visited the Museum of Liverpool over the past couple of weeks could not fail to notice our giant new addition! The 18 foot Blackler’s Santa stands proudly in the Atrium and greets visitors with his jumbo smile. Read more…
30 November 2016 by Sam
It’s that time of year again when we unveil National Museums Liverpool’s advent calendar. As always our Christmas elves (or curators, as they prefer to be known) have been working hard to find lots of treats, surprises and unusual stories to help entertain you in the build up to Christmas day.
This year’s advent calendar has a cat theme, with fabulous felines from our collections and exhibitions waiting for you to discover behind every door. Read more…
9 November 2016 by Stacey
Three festive themes for decorating this Christmas!
Christmas is just around the corner and whether your decorations are going up now or you’re waiting until the last minute, you can’t deny it’s exciting choosing which bits and pieces you’re going to decorate the tree with. Many people choose their Christmas decorations based on the style of their home, or simply pick a Christmas theme or colour each year. Read more…
19 October 2016 by Stacey
Okay so it’s mid-October but, in my opinion, this is the month when it starts to feel like winter again, with darker nights and colder mornings.
Most people are thinking about Halloween and Bonfire Night, but I’m already making my Christmas list! I love organising what I’m going to give to my friends and family, and one of the first things I do is purchase my Christmas cards. Choosing cards for your friends and family can sometimes be difficult with so many styles and options. I always like to pick designs which I think they will personally like. There are plenty of cards available from National Museums Liverpool, so I make sure our Merchandising and Buying team point me in the right direction. Here is their guide to help you to choose something for each person.
I love Christmas and I love counting down the days in December on our online advent calendar. However, as I tick off the days to Christmas, no matter how organised I’ve been and no matter how early I start my pressie shopping and card writing, I can never shake off that feeling at the back of my mind that I might have forgotten something or someone… There are just never enough hours in the day once you’ve opened that first box of mince pies and surrendered to the festive season.
Yesterday was the last posting date for sending Christmas cards first class in the UK post. But don’t worry if you haven’t written all your cards yet, for help is here – Afro Supa® Santa could save the day!
This very festive super hero is a special addition to our range of free Christmas e-cards for 2015. Not only does he bring Christmas cheer but also news of a fantastic exhibition for the New Year. Read more…
30 November 2015 by Sam
One of my favourite Christmas traditions each year is the launch of the National Museums Liverpool advent calendar, so I’m thrilled to say that there’s just hours to go until you can open the first door.
Our theme for this year’s advent calendar is childhood and our Christmas elves (or curators, as they keep insisting that I call them) have really outdone themselves finding lots of fantastic surprises from our collections and displays for you to discover behind each door. Read more…
Once again, (and, as usual, far sooner than those of us who haven’t finished the shopping yet had expected), we are fast approaching Christmas. A season as much associated with ideas of peace and goodwill as with gift giving and good food. Christmas presents have become an inescapable part of the season, one which many people (or at least those who are very well organised) start to think about a couple of months in advance.
In October 1914 one young girl seems to have been doing exactly that and her Christmas list was certainly more ambitious than most! Princess Mary, the 17 year old daughter of King George V, decided she wanted to send a gift to:
“every sailor afloat and every soldier at the Front”