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Liverpool’s Chinatown through the lens competition

12 February 2010 by Sam

archive photo of a woman in traditional Chinese costume

A Manchu bride, Beijing 1871-2. © The Wellcome Library, London

The pioneering photojournalist John Thomson travelled for years through China with a lot of heavy, cumbersome equipment to take the incredible photos that are now featured in the China through the lens of John Thomson 1868-1872 exhibition at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

We don’t expect you to go to such lengths for our latest competition. Instead we’d like you to take your nice light modern cameras or camera phones on a journey to explore Liverpool’s Chinatown and Chinese culture. Read more…

Lions and tigers, no bears – oh my!

9 February 2010 by Sam

dancer in traditional Chinese costume

Lion dancer at the Maritime Museum

The Year of the Tiger starts on 14 February but there are so many events taking place to celebrate the Chinese New Year here at National Museums Liverpool that we’ve had to spread them over several weekends.

The first major event was the opening of the blockbuster exhibition China through the lens of John Thomson 1868-1872 at Merseyside Maritime Museum, which is the first time that this incredible pioneering collection of photographs has been shown in England after touring China last year. It’s a stunning exhibition but don’t take my word for it – here’s a review from The Times last week – just one of many great write ups that the exhibition has had so far. Read more…