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Six things to shop during Edo Pop

21 June 2017 by Eleanor Webster

edo pop japanese crackleglaze bowl

Japanese crackleglaze bowl, £11

Last month the eagerly anticipated Edo Pop exhibition launched at Lady Lever Art Gallery, bringing to life the energy and spirit of 19th century Edo (now Tokyo) through a collection of 50 woodblock prints.  Loaned from local collector Frank Milner, the vibrant and colourful prints were ‘mass produced’ by hand by leading printmakers such as Kuniyoshi, Kunisada and Kunichika, and were very sought after by fans of Edo’s popular culture. Read more…

A personal introduction to Edo Pop.

14 June 2017 by Frank Milner

Man

Frank Milner

I have been collecting Japanese woodblock prints for over 40 years . To begin with I saw prints like these as reproductions in books about French Impressionist pictures Read more…

Half-term highlights

23 May 2017 by Megan

 

Family crafts

Half-term is fast approaching and National Museums Liverpool has a fantastic range of activities to keep the little ones busy. Read more…

Coming soon: Edo Pop

Utagawa Kunichika. Fire Brigade Standard Bearer 1871: collection Frank Milner

Edo Pop is coming soon to the Lady Lever Art Gallery and we can’t wait.

The exhibition features 19th century Japanese wood block prints that explore tales of celebrity which wouldn’t seem out of place in the pages of today’s gossip magazines. Read more…

Spring into the bank holiday weekend at National Museums Liverpool

27 April 2017 by Laura

Those three little words we all long to hear – bank holiday weekend! Read more…

Until next time…

26 April 2017 by Megan

For the last few months the Lady Lever Art Gallery has been host to Fresh Perspectives, an exciting display of art work created by local secondary school students. Read more…

Prenton High School’s Fresh Perspective

21 April 2017 by Megan

Our final schools blog comes from Prenton High School for Girls. The students have work with the Lady Lever Art Gallery to display their work in the Fresh Perspectives exhibition. Read more…

South Wirral High’s Fresh Perspective

9 March 2017 by Megan

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…

A teachers’ view at the Lady Lever Art Gallery

8 March 2017 by Jo Keenan

woman holding up an illustration

Laura-Kate Draws with an example of her work

Are you an early years practitioner or primary or secondary school teacher looking for some creative professional development? Why not join artist Laura-Kate Draws and the Education team at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight on Wednesday 15 March, 4-6pm for our Teachers’ view event?

Liverpool artist Laura-Kate Draws will be leading a hands-on creative session about how the Lady Lever Art Gallery and its collections can be used during a self-led visit. Laura will also be sharing a brilliant new resource she’s developed which we’d love teachers to see, try and then hear your thoughts about.  Read more…

Take part in National Museums and Wellbeing Week 2017

3 March 2017 by Emma Riley

People laughing and clapping at a museum event

Image © Pete Carr

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…



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