Liverpool museums – Public items requested for global display

Liverpool museums – China at Home open day.

Wednesday 4 March 2009, 2-4pm at the Weston Discovery Centre in World Museum Liverpool

Do you have any objects made in China at home? If you do they could become part of one of the key displays in the new Museum of Liverpool.

Curators are currently researching a special exhibition entitled ‘China, Shanghai and Liverpool’, which will form the centrepiece of the new museum’s Global City gallery. This special exhibition will focus on Liverpool’s dynamic relationship with China over the years, exploring themes such as trade, exchange, informal empire and community building.

Chinese objects have become part of Liverpool homes as a result of two centuries of trading with China. The museum is keen to borrow a number of these objects for a ‘China at Home’ display within the exhibition.

How to get involved

We are inviting members of the public to bring any interesting objects made in China to an open day on Wednesday 4 March 2009, from 2-4pm at the Weston Discovery Centre in World Museum Liverpool.

These could include things such as Chinese ornaments or small furniture items. We would be interested to know how these objects came into your possession, where you keep them at home and what significance they hold for you. This will help to build a picture of the historic relationship between Liverpool and China, right up to the present day.

For futher information about the open day or how to get involved please email assistant curator Victoria Newberry or call her on 0151 478 4067.

Please note that we will not be making valuations but will offer an opinion service about any objects brought to the open day.