Posts by Sarah Houghton
1 February 2017 by Sarah Houghton
Our members enjoyed a great evening last week when they had the opportunity to view our new exhibition Victorian Treasures before it opened to the public. This beautiful exhibition brings together more than 60 Victorian paintings and watercolours from the art collections here at National Museums Liverpool that have never been displayed together before.
During this out of hours event members enjoyed a complimentary drink in the café before hearing from renowned art historian and curator Christopher Newall. Christopher explained the early discussions he’d had with Sandra Penketh, our Director of Art Galleries, about putting together an exhibition of beautiful Victorian paintings, solely from our collections. He also enthralled members with tales from Japan, where the exhibition toured. Read more…
3 April 2015 by Sarah Houghton
Did you know that there are 3250 paintings in our collections which are all looked after by our paintings conservation department? This year during members’ month in May, our members can immerse themselves into this fascinating world of paintings conservation and enjoy a private tour of the studio, something that isn’t available to the general public. Read more…
12 December 2014 by Sarah Houghton
I don’t know about you, but every Christmas, I rack my brains over what to get for those difficult to buy for friends and family.
There’s only so many pairs of Christmas socks and three-for-two gift sets you can get before you undertake new levels of increasingly random and frantic searches. I find myself walking into those shops I usually avoid and scanning their displays hopefully or sidling up to websites, Read more…
4 December 2013 by Sarah Houghton
Members enjoyed a really tattyfilarious event last night at the Museum of Liverpool. It was an evening which tantalised members with a fascinating insight into ‘The King of Knotty Ash’- Ken Dodd, to accompany the great new exhibition By Jove! It’s Ken Dodd! Photographs by Stephen Shakeshaft.