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Adiós! Our Roman sculpture collection heads to Mexico

10 July 2018 by Chrissy Partheni

Over the last two years we have been preparing some of our collections of Roman sculpture for the exhibition, ‘Age of Reason’ at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City.

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The Etruscans are here – online!

29 June 2018 by Gina

What do false teeth, a terracotta uterus and a focolare have in common? They are all objects selected by Dr Gina Muskett, our Honorary Research Associate (Classical Antiquities), as part of the 50 highlights of the Villanovan and Etruscan collection of World Museum.

Human teeth

Human teeth are part of the World Museum Etruscan collection

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Late night openings for Terracotta Warriors exhibition

26 June 2018 by Jennifer Grindley

Terracotta Warriors at World Museum. Image © Gareth Jones

Since our landmark exhibition China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors opened in February, we’ve welcomed over 300,000 visitors from across the country and around the world. For many, it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to see some of the incredible life-size figures from the burial site of China’s First Emperor. Read more…

Dragons in China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors

16 June 2018 by Joe

This weekend marks the Chinese holiday of the Dragon Boat Festival, an ancient celebration where boats are decorated in the form of dragons and raced in towns and cities across the country. To commemorate the festivities, we are exploring some of the dragon-themed objects on display in our landmark exhibition, China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors.

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New resources and quiet sessions for visitors with Autism and learning difficulties

10 May 2018 by Ann

Welcome guides for World Museum, Museum of Liverpool and Merseyside Maritime Museum

National Museums Liverpool, working with partners Autism Together, has signed up to the Autism Charter to help make our museums and galleries more autism-friendly for visitors, families and colleagues living with autism and learning difficulties.

We have produced a new range of Welcome guides for the museums and will be rolling out new guides for the galleries later in the year.  We’d love you to take a look and let us know what you think of them.  We hope they will help visitors prepare for a visit and answer many of your questions during a visit.  They can be downloaded from our website or copies can be borrowed from the information desks at World Museum, Museum of Liverpool and Merseyside Maritime Museum.

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China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors in numbers

4 May 2018 by Jennifer Grindley

 

China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang

 

From the tender age  Qin Shi Huang first became king to the enormous terracotta army built to protect him for eternity, we delve into some of the astonishing numbers that make up the story of China’s First Emperor and his world-famous burial site. Read more…

Museum Week: World of the Warriors

27 April 2018 by Lisa Middleton

This week, National Museums Liverpool is taking part in a worldwide celebration of culture through #MuseumWeek on social media. Today, the focus is on the impact cultural venues can have on the lives of children and the importance of stimulating their imaginations through art, history and culture.

World Museum is currently home to an exhibition of one of the most fascinating archaeological discoveries in the world – the Terracotta Warriors. The unmissable ‘China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors’ exhibition features the spectacular warriors from the tomb of China’s First Emperor, created more than 2,000 years ago. The exhibition features child-friendly labels with questions and tasks for kids to get involved in, and there is an exciting programme of sessions developed just for schools.

Schoolchildren can enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of most astonishing historical discoveries up close at World Museum, through its ‘World of the Warriors’ sessions. This is a unique chance for school groups to experience the treasures of ancient China, at an exclusive, reduced rate schools only morning, from just £70. Choose a visit to the exhibition or combine with one of two workshops for up to 30 pupils.

The Rise of the Warriors performance. Image © Gareth Jones

The Rise of the Warriors, an immersive, story-based performance (key stages 1 and 2), will see actors take students back in time. They will hunt for the secret to everlasting life, escape being captured by the First Emperor of China, and witness the wonders of his terracotta warriors coming to life in this exciting and interactive theatrical experience.

The Tiger of Qin archaeology workshop (key stage 2) will introduce pupils to the archaeological site from which the Terracotta Army came, explaining their discovery in 1974 and how they were excavated. Taking on the role of junior archaeologists pupils will explore key themes using our handling objects. These themes investigate what made Emperor Qin’s real army so powerful, the innovations he introduced, his legacy and what can we learn from the ancient buried tomb goods.

Find out more about available dates and times to make your booking, plus class resources here

Discover more about Museum Week here or join in today’s hashtag on social media #kidsMW!

 

Get to know the Golden Horse of Maoling

11 April 2018 by Joe

As Liverpool prepares itself for the annual Grand National Festival, our landmark 2018 exhibition China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors at World Museum will soon receive some exciting new additions! The Golden Horse of Maoling and other items from China’s Han Dynasty go on display in the exhibition from today, Wednesday 11 April, until the end of the exhibition’s run on 28 October 2018. Read more…

The Qin terracotta warriors: a stunning discovery

29 March 2018 by Joe

On the anniversary of the discovery of the Terracotta Warriors in 1974, Senior Archaeologist Janice Li reveals more about the groundbreaking discoveries that followed:
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Easter at the Museums

22 March 2018 by Megan

Hop along to your local museum for a free dose of Easter fun! We have a fantastic selection of events, activities and new exhibitions there’s something for everyone to be ‘egg-cited’ about at National Museums Liverpool this Easter. Read more…



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