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Replacing model gratings – a delicate operation

17 September 2013 by Sam

detail of ship model deck with missing part

Detail of hatchway, showing the missing grating.

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.

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Quiz our experts during Ask A Curator Day on Wednesday 18 September

17 September 2013 by Dickie

a blue face with speech bubble with the words: Ask a curator

Ask A Curator Day logo

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…

Celebrate Liverpool’s heritage!

11 September 2013 by Louise

Picture of Sudley House

Take a grand tour of Sudley’s grounds

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…

Ele Friends

5 September 2013 by Alayna

Two visitors with their Ele Friends finger puppets

Two visitors with their Ele Friends finger puppets

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…

‘From our larder to yours…’ stock up at the Liverpool Food and Drink Festival

3 September 2013 by Stacey

Homemade Brown Sauce

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…

Merchant Navy Day

29 August 2013 by Sarah

Image of a seafarers discharge certificate

Discharge certificate of Charles Yates, Maritime Archive reference DX/1977

Merchant Navy Day is celebrated on 3rd September to commemorate the contribution the merchant navy has made, and continues to make, to Britain.  This year the Maritime Archives & Library is holding a drop-in family history helpdesk Read more…

Disaster averted

29 August 2013 by Sam

archive photo of a ship and a tug

‘Kirriemoor’ ship in the Mersey

Curator of Photographic Archives Anne Gleave has found a photograph amongst the Maritime Archives and Library collections which depicts an incident  that occurred on this day 63 years ago: Read more…

Bank holiday barbeque at the waterfront

22 August 2013 by Stacey

BBQ

BBQ

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…

Special visitors to the Merseyside Maritime Museum

22 August 2013 by Jen

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Margaret Hayden with her son, Matt who organised the surprise visit

 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.

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Snoop dog

16 August 2013 by Alayna

Two young visitors sitting with a sniffer dog

This week’s star sniffer dog Rodney, with visitors Faye and Alice

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…

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