Posts tagged with 'merseyside maritime museum'
Ship and historic models conservator David Parsons has news of a very delicate piece of conservation work that he has been working on:
“Oceanic 2 was built for the White Star Line by Harland & Wolff in 1899, it was commissioned as a merchant-cruiser in the First World War but sank soon after.
I’ve been working on the conservation of the builder’s model of Oceanic 2 for some time now and I’m getting towards finishing it. One of the early decisions I made was to leave the most complicated parts until last, and one of the most complicated things was replacing missing gratings.
17 September 2013 by Dickie
National Museums Liverpool is supporting the global Ask A Curator Day which sees museum experts on hand to answer questions via Twitter.
You can ask our experts about a range of subjects from maritime history and Egyptology to British pop culture. Simply use Twitter to get in touch with our curators on Wednesday 18 September. Please remember to use the hash-tag #askacurator Read more…
11 September 2013 by Louise
Every September sees hundreds of historic cultural venues open to the public for Heritage Open Days and here at the museums, we’re extending our celebration of the Liverpool’s heritage with activities and events taking place throughout September. Read more…
Jane Donnelley, Border Force Officer talks about a new Education event at Seized! The Border and Customs Uncovered:”
Throughout the summer holidays the Seized! team deliver its public events programme, which includes a variety of craft sessions for the children and families. These sessions are free and offer the opportunity to come and be creative. Our most recent addition to these sessions is Ele Friends, where visitors can make their own elephant friend in the form of a felt finger puppet with lovely coloured tusks. Read more…
3 September 2013 by Stacey
With the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival coming up this weekend, here’s a blog from Helen Baxter our Restaurant Manager at the Maritime Dining Rooms:
‘This week at the Maritime Dining Rooms we’ve been getting ourselves ready for the Food and Drink Festival at Sefton Park this weekend. Our team of chefs have been putting the finishing touches to our range of homemade condiments for you to sample and stock up on. Read more…
22 August 2013 by Stacey
Here’s a post from Ben Sheeran our Head Chef:
‘With Liverpool International Music Festival just around the corner I’m getting quite excited. I’m starting to plan and prepare the marinades for our August bank holiday weekend barbeque too which we are holding to coincide with the festival.
Although I can’t go and watch the bands myself, I’ll be working this weekend, I may actually have the best vantage point for the waterfront stages. As head chef for the museums my kitchen is situated on the 4th floor of the Maritime Museum just behind the Maritime Dining Rooms. As such I have one of the best views of the waterfront looking out towards the Three Graces. Most people I know are quite enviable of the views I enjoy on a daily basis. They certainly help inspire me with my recipes too. Read more…
22 August 2013 by Jen
Last week we were delighted to welcome some very special guests to the Merseyside Maritime Museum. Margaret Hayden, wife of the late Phil Hayden, came along to the museum with her son Matt on a surprise visit to see the model of the MV Derbyshire made by Phil. The model is currently on display in our MV Derbyshire – Search for the Truth exhibition.
Phil, a keen model maker in his spare time, got involved with the Derbyshire Families Association after reading about their plight in a shipping magazine.
16 August 2013 by Alayna
Jane Donnelly, Border Force Immigration Officer is on secondment to Seized! The Border and Customs Uncovered. Jane talks about her most recent experience.
“I am a Border Force Officer trained in ‘Legacy Immigration and Customs’ work. I am usually based at Manchester Airport and since the beginning of May 2013 have started a secondment at National Museums Liverpool with the team at Seized! I have been assisting the Curators with ideas for the gallery and shadowing the Education staff, learning how to facilitate sessions for visitors to the museum. Read more…