Conservation Centre – Events October – December

imageNational Conservation Centre (October – December 2009)
The National Conservation Centre reveals how everything from National Museums Liverpool’s collection, from Egyptian mummies to motorbikes, are preserved and restored in the interactive Reveal gallery.  Open Daily 10am – 5pm, Free entry

Exhibition, events and workshops:

Stephen Shakeshaft: Liverpool People   
Until 24 January 2010

Liverpool Daily Post and Echo photographer Stephen Shakeshaft has been capturing the lives of local people since the 1960s. This exhibition features an engaging selection of his portraits and candid shots of Liverpool people, telling a fascinating story of everyday Merseyside life.

On closer examination
3 October 2009: 1-4pm
14 November 2009: 1-4pm
5 December 2009: 1-4pm

Take a close look at some collected objects and see how many secrets you can discover. (suitable for all ages)

Big Draw: Zooming Marvellous
10, 17, 24 October 2009: 1-4pm

Be inspired to draw by our magnificent magnifications and miniscule marvels. (suitable for all ages)

Scary stuff
27, 28, 31 October 2009: 1-4pm

Family activities with a Halloween theme. (suitable for all ages)

Meet the conservators
29 October 2009: All day

Come and meet the team who look after our collections. Demonstrations and hand-on activities for all. (suitable for all ages)

A touch of colour
21 November 2009: 1-4pm

Could you retouch a damaged painting? Our interactive family session will test your skill. (suitable for all ages)

Going potty      
7 November 2009: 1-4pm

Have fun while you learn with our mini-archaeological dig. Help us find buried pieces of pottery and try to put them back together. (suitable for all ages)

Picking up the pieces
28 November 2009: 1-4pm

Imagine being a conservator, faced with the remains of a broken plate, with pieces missing. Can you fix it…? (suitable for all ages)

Christmas crafts     
12, 19, 22, 23 December 2009: 1-4pm

Christmas creativity for all the family. (suitable for all ages)

Café Eros
Daily 10am – 4.30pm

Try our tasty new menu. A delicious range of hot and cold food, drinks and snacks. Children’s menu and highchairs available. Food served from 10am – 4pm.

Conservation shop
Be inspired by our range of books, cards and gifts including jewellery, ceramics, conservation materials and pocket-money priced souvenirs.

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