Moving Big Stuff: the Barbara Hepworth sculpture
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As an art curator, most of the artworks I look after are fairly portable. Sometimes it takes a couple of people to move something, but often just one. Occasionally however, it takes a specialist team with a radio-controlled crane and a lot of skill. The recent relocation of our prize Barbara Hepworth sculpture was one such occasion ..read more
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The Los Alamos Notebooks (and the stories they could tell)
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1y ago
During the period between February 2014 and May 2018, when our Particle Physics exhibition was in the Tate Hall Museum, the VGM had around 200,000 visitors – so it’s fair to assume that a number of them might have seen the Christopher Nolan film ‘Oppenheimer’ and wondered why they didn’t recognise any of the Liverpool names amongst the characters in the film ..read more
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Linda Stein: Gender Scrambling
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1y ago
To celebrate Pride Month, we’ve invited emerging art historian and curator Oliver Donald to write about our current exhibition, Gender Scrambling, by American feminist LGBTQ+ artist Linda Stein ..read more
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Bernard Meninsky: From Ukraine to Liverpool
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1y ago
Our thoughts are with Ukraine as we enter into Eurovision celebrations in Liverpool. So here is the poignant story of Ukrainian-born Bernard Meninsky whose life as an artist began in this city ..read more
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The Bust of Principal Rendall
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1y ago
To celebrate International Sculpture Day we find out more about the bust of Principal Gerald Rendall that was unveiled 126 years ago on 20 February 1897 ..read more
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Heritage Open Days - The Wonderful World of Waterhouse
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1y ago
Our popular Heritage Open Day Tours introduce visitors to several buildings that Alfred Waterhouse designed initially for University College Liverpool in the late 1880s, up until 1904 when we became The University of Liverpool. These annual tours take our visitors into buildings that members of the public do not always get to see and this blog will give a brief overview of the Waterhouse buildings on campus ..read more
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Big Bird Takes Flight
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1y ago
Big Bird by Sir Frank Bowling RA is one of the largest paintings in our collection and has been loaned to several prestigious London exhibitions. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the painting and the logistics involved in its journeys ..read more
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The Leaning Tower of Liverpool
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1y ago
Our iconic clock tower is part of the university’s flagship building and helps our visitors to locate us. We can be heard across campus every 15 minutes as our bells chime and mark the passing of time and in this blog we find out more about the clock, tower and bells on the 130th anniversary of the Jubilee Clock Tower’s opening ceremony ..read more
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130 Years of the Victoria Building
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1y ago
The Victoria Building officially opened on 13th December 1892 and this year we celebrate our 130th anniversary. Although the building has always been a part of the University of Liverpool it has had many different uses over the years and in this blog we will look at the history of a few locations located on the ground, first and second floors. By using 20th century photographs held in Special Collections and Archives and 21st century technology from the Mobile and UI team, these historical areas of our building will come to life ..read more
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Most Lustrous: the ceramics of Julia Carter Preston
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1y ago
At the VG&M we have two objects on display that everybody admires. One is a large bowl and the other a jar topped with a golden fish. They are by the acclaimed Liverpool ceramics artist, Julia Carter Preston, and are gleaming and gorgeous. Let’s find out more about the artist and the historic background to her style and technique ..read more
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