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Women living in eastern Congo: Mukonondo’s story

28 February 2014 by Felicity

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Women for Women International support women affected by the conflict in eastern Congo

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Women for Women International will be holding a free talk at the International Slavery Museum about their work with the families and communities that have been devastated by the conflict in eastern Congo. They will also show a short film telling some of the stories of the women they serve.

Mukonondo is one of many women who has received help from the charity. She shares her journey with us here: Read more…

Concert for George

22 November 2012 by Lucy

Press Office Volunteer Louise Beard writes:


Next Thursday will be the 11th anniversary of Liverpool legend, George Harrison, passing away. To mark this event Concert for George will be shown in the new theatre at the Museum of Liverpool. The screening is particularly special because it’s the first event to take place in the theatre; the fact that the first event is a concert dedicated to one of Liverpool’s best loved musicians has lovely symmetry with the Museum of Liverpool’s commitment to reflecting the city’s global significance.  Read more…

Velociraptor: the film star dinosaur

19 October 2011 by Lisa

Our Age of the Dinosaur exhibition opens this Saturday 22 October and dino-excitement is reaching fever pitch at World Museum!

Curator and dino-expert Geoff Tresise has taken a breather to tell us about Velociraptor, one of the stars of the exhibition…


Animatronic velociraptor

Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park’ brought dinosaurs back to life with impressive realism. It was also the film that made Velociraptor a star!  Tyrannosaurus was shown dismembering a goat and chasing after a jeep.  However, it was the much smaller raptors which unexpectedly proved to be the more dangerous. These raptors were shown as intelligent and inventive, very blood-thirsty and given to hunting in groups.  Read more…

The Pier Head Time Warp

10 October 2011 by Lucy

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The People’s Republic gallery, featuring the life size Liver Bird and scale model of the Pier Head. (c) Mark McNulty

The Museum of Liverpool is hosting a free family-friendly event in The People’s Republic gallery this weekend, working with artists collective Re-Dock to create a film to document the life of the Pier Head.

People of all ages are invited to the Museum of Liverpool on Saturday 15 October to get involved with an interactive filmmaking experiment aiming to create a film that mixes old and new footage of the Pier Head together, to create a looping video mix that will take the audience on a journey through time. Read more…

News in Revolution

23 August 2011 by Dawn

The riots of recent weeks got me thinking about news reporting and how well-connected we have become. Many of us sat up late into the night watching the chaotic scenes unfold on TV and footage filmed on mobile phones, while scanning online for live updates on the local situation. Social networks were used to source and spread the most up to the minute news, with broadcasters and reporters confirming the stories afterwards.

The downside is that social networks can also be used to spread inaccuracies, gossip and deliberately misleading information. (Reports of Torres leaving Liverpool on a magic carpet during the transfer season spring to mind). During the riots, there were frustrated pleas of ‘pictures please!’ wherever there was a report of an incident, as no one was quite sure what to believe. Pictures gave the reports authority.  Read more…

Are you red, or are you blue?

12 October 2010 by Lucy

Are you red or are you blue? This is one of the big questions we ask in our football immersive experience Kicking and Screaming in the new Museum of Liverpool. The film celebrates and explores the city’s passion for football and takes the visitor on a journey through all the key moments that have shaped it.

Men leaving Sandon pub

A scene being filmed outside the Sandon pub in Anfield, for the football immersive in the new Museum of Liverpool

For the past few weeks production company Centre Screen have been out and about in Liverpool with museum curators and Creative Director Roy Boulter, filming some of the big scenes. Read more…

On the Waterfront (2)

28 September 2009 by Sam

film screening on a screen in the museum's window

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from the On the Waterfront events over the weekend, which involved free films shown on a gigantic screen in the Museum of Liverpool’s window. Any sort of open air event in this country is very much at the mercy of the weather, especially on a late September evening at an exposed spot like the Pier Head. I hadn’t seen the classic Marlon Brando film ‘On the Waterfront’ before though, so armed with a flask of hot chocolate and some warm clothing I braved the elements. Read more…