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Merseystyle photography competition winners

18 September 2013 by Sam

people sitting at a table with coffee, looking at photos

The Merseystyle competition judges

Over the summer lots of people entered our Merseystyle photography competition. As exhibition curator Sharon Brown reports, choosing the winners was a tough job for our judges:

“The exhibition Merseystyle: Photographs by the Caravan Gallery has proved very popular since it opened in the Skylight Gallery at the Museum of Liverpool on 10 May 2013.

As part of the exhibition we ran a photography competition, open to all. We asked people to send in a photograph that reflected a unique and personal view of their neighbourhood in Liverpool or Wirral, using the Caravan Gallery’s unique style as a guide.

We received a fabulous 357 entries. But who would our five winners be? Read more…

Competition time

14 March 2013 by Lisa

Picture of open book

Beth Tweddle has signed a copy of the Museum of Liverpool book that we’re giving away

Following Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle’s visit to the Museum of Liverpool yesterday, we have a little competition for you to enter.

During her visit, Beth signed a copy of the fabulous Museum of Liverpool book, Liverpool- the Story of a City. The book is illustrated with the collections in the Museum and celebrates Liverpool’s rich history and the people who have made the city what it is today. Beth is undoubtedly one of those individuals, as shown in her dedication and relentless determination. Read more…

Edward Lear: Artist, Explorer and Poet

6 June 2012 by Lisa

Cartoon of man walking

Cartoon by Edward Lear.

Edward Lear had a vast and varied career as an artist spanning six decades.  To mark 100 years since Lear’s birth the Walker Art Gallery has developed a small display of five of Lear’s most stunning watercolours from his years spent travelling from 1837 to his death in 1888.  
Lear annotated his sketches with notes and descriptions, giving the works a highly personal quality. He deliberately misspelt words and played with repetition and senseless phrases, creating his own unique language.  Today he is best remembered for his nonsense poetry and caricatures, which demonstrate his offbeat humour and personality. 
Lucy Gardner, Assistant Curator of Fine Art, was so inspired when researching the display she took to writing her own nonsense poetry which sparked an idea for our latest competition!
See below for details and how to enter…

Competition

Are you a hiding a talent for nonsense poetry?  
Send us your own four line poem (with or without accompanying illustration) inspired by the works of Edward Lear to be in with a chance of winning the richly illustrated book, ‘A Passion for Natural History’.
It explores the life of the 13th Earl of Derby (owner of nearby Knowsley Hall) and his relationship with Edward Lear. 
Send us your entry by Friday 21 September 2012, entries should be sent to: prizedraw@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk 
To get you started here’s Lucy’s poem: 

Read more…

Win tickets for Michael Parkinson’s Billy Fury show

2 March 2012 by Lucy

Michael Parkinson’s Billy Fury show is at the Floral Pavilion in New Brighton for one night only on Sunday 1 April 2012.

We have five pairs of tickets up for grabs so all you need to do is answer this question: Whose favourite hat is next to Billy Fury’s first guitar in the Liverpool Sound music exhibition in the Wondrous Place gallery of the Museum of Liverpool?

Photo of Billy Fury Statue

The Billy Fury statue close to the Museum of Liverpool on the city’s waterfront

Email your answer, using this contact form.

Competition closes Sunday 25 March 2012. Read more…

Don’t miss this golden opportunity

30 June 2011 by Sam

stunning modern building

Looking up at the Museum of Liverpool’s skylight. Copyright Pete Carr

Everyone here is getting excited about the Museum of Liverpool‘s opening, which is now less than three weeks away. It seems that it’s not just us – photographer Pete Carr recently devoted a week long series of features on his photoblog to documenting the creation of the museum, including photographs of everything from aerial shots to internal views.

If you have taken any photos of the museum recently then we’d love to see them. If you add them to the We love the Museum of Liverpool group on Flickr before 4 July then you could win golden tickets to a special breakfast celebration and preview on the opening day, 19 July 2011, from 8.30-10am.

There are lots of other ways to win golden tickets if you follow the Museum of Liverpool on twitter, facebook or subscribe to the e-newsletter. Full details of our golden ticket offers are on our website. You’ve only got until Sunday to take part though so don’t miss out. You could be one of the very first visitors to set foot inside the building that everyone is talking about.
Read more…

Dobby arrives at World Museum

6 May 2011 by Lynn

Dobby at World Museum

Dobby, outside World Museum, with Ryan and Holly Harper, who gave Dobby his name

My name is Dobby. I like salt and vinegar crisps. Nom nom! Anyway, I’m not supposed to talk about crisps I don’t think. In fact, I need to tell you something very important. I have come here from a far away land to visit World Museum. Yes, I know! It’s very exciting! In our land, we don’t have museums or art galleries, so it’s a very interesting and strange idea. You have lots of stuff from outside, from all over the world, in your museum. Weird! Read more…

Polar prizewinner

11 February 2011 by Dawn

Last year we invited you to share your pictures of spectacular scenery, unusual locations and far-flung destinations as part of our photography competition, inspired by the ‘Endurance: Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure’ exhibition. We teamed up with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic to give one lucky winner and three friends the chance to see the live orchestral & cinematic production, ‘Polar’.

The quality of entries was exceptional, but we’re thrilled to report that the prize was won by Mr Bernard Bowler for his truly outstanding photograph, Skiddaw. Despite the apparent Antarctic conditions depicted, the picture was taken in the Lake District. Read more…

Win our latest exhibition catalogue

27 January 2011 by Karen

Book cover

The ‘A Collector’s Eye’ catalogue

Just a few weeks to the opening of the next must-see exhibition at the Walker, ‘A Collector’s Eye: Cranach to Pissarro’. Old Masters like Rubens, El Greco, Delacroix and Cranach are included alongside Impressionists such as Pissarro and Sisley in a tour of five centuries of art.

If you can’t make it to the exhibition, fancy doing a bit of reading in advance or just can’t wait to visit, then the accompanying catalogue is for you. All of the exhibition works are featured, each with its own double page spread, and at £9.99 it’s a snip at twice the price. Read more…

Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure Competition

24 November 2010 by davidl

Open now at Merseyside Maritime Museum, Endurance: Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure tells the amazing story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 expedition to the vast continent of Antarctica, as told through the photographs taken of the voyage by Frank Hurley, who dove into icy waters to retrieve his negatives.

To celebrate this pioneering explorer spirit we want to see photos of your travels and explorations, whether from exotic destinations thousands of miles away or somewhere unusual closer to home. You don’t have to brave the harsh conditions that Shackleton and his crew endured, just be imaginative! Read more…

Our latest competition

29 October 2010 by Angela

Watercolour of a woman holding a box

‘Pandora’ by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

We’ve got a beautiful new book to give away in our latest competition – I really wouldn’t mind a copy myself.

British Watercolours and Drawings – Lord Leverhulme’s Collection in the Lady Lever Art Gallery is more than 250 pages of wonderful images from the collection at Lady Lever. It includes work by Ford Madox Brown, Burne-Jones, Constable, Turner, Landseer, Millais, Rossetti and Reynolds, and is truly a celebration of British drawings and watercolours at their finest.

If you’d like to get your hands on your very own copy – and it would make a fab Christmas present if you decided not to keep it – just answer this question. Read more…

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