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This week’s ‘Desperate Romantics’

14 August 2009 by Karen

painting of a goat in the desert

‘The Scapegoat’

If you caught this week’s episode of ‘Desperate Romantics’ you’ll already know that some of our Pre-Raphaelite paintings featured pretty heavily. There was the Lady Lever’s The Scapegoat looking resplendent; an imagined, in progress ‘Dante’s Dream’ from the Walker’s collection, and Millais’ ‘Bubbles’ which was the cause of much amusement to the TV Brotherhood.

If you didn’t catch the episode there’s always the BBC iplayer.

Awards fever builds for the slavery museum!

7 August 2009 by Lisa

International Slavery Museum with a projection on the side of the building

The International Slavery Museum

The momentum is really building now for the International Slavery Museum and our bid to win Best Heritage Project in the National Lottery Awards - which we still need your votes for! This week the head of the museum, Richard Benjamin, was interviewed on BBC Radio Merseyside about why the museum should win the award and also talking about the latest exhibition; ‘Black Brittania’.

You can hear Richard’s interview on the Claire Hamilton show here – listen from the 6pm mark onwards!

Live from the BBC!

6 August 2009 by Lucy

Check out our curators on the live webcam at BBC Radio Merseyside.

They’re there all day until 5pm talking to people about their memories of Speke Airport for the Museum of Liverpool, so why not pop down and have a chat?

Or, if you’re a bit of a whizz at making paper aeroplanes, go along and see if you can make a winner in our longest flight competition!

Desperate Romantics

22 July 2009 by Lisa

Painting of a goat in an icy landscape

‘The Scapegoat’ by William Holman Hunt

We like a bit of TV glamour here at National Museums Liverpool, so we’re pretty excited that one of our paintings is going to be featured on a new BBC program!

‘Desperate Romantics’ looks at the lives of the self-titled ‘Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood’, which was made up of the artists Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and John Millais. We have paintings by all three artists in our collections – one of my personal favourites is ‘Dante’s Dream’ by Rossetti, which is at the Walker Art Gallery. Read more…

Overhead railway carriage interview on Radio 4

13 June 2008 by Karen

Next Tuesday Radio 4′s Making History programme features an interview with Sharon Brown, NML’s curator of land, transport and industry. Sharon will be talking about our overhead railway carriage, which is currently undergoing conservation work. Listen out on Tuesday 17 June at 3pm, or ‘listen again’ over the following week.

A face for radio

28 February 2008 by Lisa

Black and white portrait of Lita Roza

See, I like to make the effort when I appear on the radio!

(It’s not really me. This is actually Lita Roza from Liverpool, the first British female artist to ever have a UK number one hit in 1953 with ‘How Much is that Doggie in the Window?’)

Make sure you check out ‘The Pool’ show with Dave Monks on BBC Radio Merseyside, from 8pm this Sunday 2 March! I’m going to be on choosing my top three favourite Liverpool tracks of the moment and talking about ‘The Beat Goes On’.

So tune in to hear my choices…a bit of eighties, a bit of punk and some wooly-hat-wearing-Velvet-Underground- meets-psychedelic sounds. I once did a similar thing choosing some tracks on the fantastic Halton FM a few years ago (yes, the dizzy heights of stardom) but at the BBC you get free coffee and the microphones are bigger. Read more…

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