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The Oratory – a look inside one of our lesser known buildings

3 August 2016 by Jen

The Oratory at night with the steps covered in candles for a special event.

The Oratory at night with the steps covered in candles for a special event.

We often use our blog to highlight our fantastic collections, they are after all the most obvious asset of any museum or gallery. This time however I’d like to shift the focus to something a little different, because here at National Museums Liverpool we are extremely fortunate to be able to house our incredible collections in stunning buildings that are architecturally, historically and culturally significant in their own right. Read more…

LightNight 2013: Fragments

3 May 2013 by Louise

picture of intricate lighting projection

One of Andy’s tests ahead of LightNight © Andy McKeown Lightworks

This time in two weeks the city will be preparing itself for a long night of cultural celebration as organisations and venues across the city centre throw open their doors for LightNight on Friday 17 May.

I shall be posting a few blogs to round up some of the activities and events the museums have to offer. This week I’m looking at a venue that’s sure to wow people.

Light and new media artist, Andy McKeown is heading a project called ‘Fragments’ which will see a large scale series of projections wrapped across two sides of the Oratory. Originally the mortuary chapel to St James’s Cemetery, the Oratory is a National Museums Liverpool site that can be found within the grounds of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral. Read more…

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