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Visit from the Quilling Guild

10 September 2013 by Angela

Quilled cabinet at Lady Lever Art Gallery

The Quilling Guild recently celebrated their 30th anniversary with a very special visit to the Lady Lever Art Gallery. Here’s Guild member and editor of the Quilling Guild blog Philippa Hartley with an insight into their visit: Read more…

Remaking the World: writing a new poem for ‘Telling Tales’

29 August 2013 by Angela

Monkey figure from telling tales exhibition

Here’s a blog from Liverpool-based poet, Eleanor Rees who has been collecting stories and tales from visitors to our ‘Telling Tales’ exhibition.

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Viking weaving workshops

21 August 2013 by Angela

A woman dressed as a Viking doing some weaving

Ever wondered where the Vikings got their clothes?  Gina Couch, one of our Education Managers at World Museum was on Radio Merseyside chatting to Sean Styles about just that last week.

It’s pretty fascinating stuff, have a listen to the interview below. Read more…

Giant augmented reality plants!

14 August 2013 by Angela

Augmented reality plants at World Museum

‘Augmented reality’ planting in the atrium at World Museum

Here’s an update from Donna Young, our Curator of Herbarium:

Last summer I was approached by artists, Tamiko Thiel and Will Pappenheimer, who were interested in finding out more about William Roscoe and the first Liverpool Botanic Garden. Read more…

Anyone for crickets?

31 July 2013 by Angela

A cricket insect surrounded by little human cricket figures

Our Bush Crickets have been bowled over by the success of our boys in the Ashes so far. We creased with laughter when we caught one of them trying his hand at fielding today. Read more…

School holiday survival guide

29 July 2013 by Angela

Children in the Walker Art Gallery looking at a painting

The school holidays are here. Six idyllic weeks with your angelic little ones to look forward to… here’s our guide to making the most of the summer, even when their halos slip a little: Read more…

Hidden gems

18 July 2013 by Angela

Filming at Lady Lever

We recently worked with local production company Mocha on a new promotional video for the Lady Lever Art Gallery. It was really interesting to get a fresh perspective on the gallery and the collections. Read more…

A delicate operation

16 July 2013 by Angela

The Amber Cabinet

Here is a post from Tracey Seddon, Head of Organics Conservation:

“I was relieved last week to get the fabulous Amber Cabinet back on display where it belongs in the Walker Art Gallery. I had reluctantly and rather hastily taken the decision to remove it from display back in 2011 when rumblings caused by the demolition of the Central Library next door had lead to some small fragments falling off. I was very concerned about the prospect of more damage. Read more…

Triumph of Fortitude

27 June 2013 by Angela

Triumph of Fortitude being rehung

Here’s an update from Tracey Seddon, Head of Organics Conservation:

“This is my first blog for a good while so I should introduce myself. I am Tracey Seddon, Head of Organics Conservation for National Museums Liverpool.  What does that mean, I hear you ask? Well, basically I look after the museums’ objects; specifically those made from organic materials like wood, basketry, fur, feathers, horn,  ivory and bone (I know! those latter two are only a tiny bit organic).  Other specialist colleagues deal with specific categories of material like paintings, furniture and sculpture. Read more…

By royal appointment

21 May 2013 by Angela

Bust of Grand Prince Ferdinando De’ Medici

Here’s our Head of Sculpture Conservation Lottie Barnden with news of an object going on a very special journey:

“Sculpture Conservation has recently taken delivery of a bust from the Lady Lever Art Gallery. It depicts Ferdinando De’ Medici by Giovachino Fortini, you can find out more about it on our collection pages.

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is marking the 300th anniversary of the death of the Grand Prince Ferdinando De’ Medici and has requested the loan of our magnificent bust to be included in this exhibition. The Grand Prince was a great patron of the arts in the late 17th and early 18th centuries and this bust will be displayed among some of the works of art he collected. Read more…

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