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Conservation Centre – Events January – March 2010

imageNational Conservation Centre (January – March 2010)
National Museums Liverpool has four wonderful galleries, each with its own distinct themes and world class collections. 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

Free exhibitions:

Liverpool People by Stephen Shakeshaft
Until 24 January

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.

Lewis’s 5th Floor: A Department Story
26 February – 30 August, 2010

Evocative photographs by Stephen King of one of the UK’s most iconic department stores. The images provide a rare glimpse of the 5th floor of Lewis’s in Liverpool which has been closed to the public since the 1980’s. The exhibition reveals a world of 1950’s design and also includes portraits of past employees and film footage.

*This is a partnership project with Neutral Spoon art management, supported by The National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Special events:

A touch of colour
2, 9 January, 2010
27 February, 2010
6 March, 2010

Could you retouch a damaged painting? Our interactive family session will test your skill.

On closer examination
16, 23, 30 January, 2010
13, 20 March, 2010

Take a close look at some collected objects and see how many secrets you can discover.

Spirit of Liverpool
6, 13, 20 February, 2010

Learn about one of the largest marble sculptures in the country and have fun modelling a new sculpture to represent Liverpool.

Moulding and casting
16, 18 February, 2010

Family fun discovering how conservators make use of moulding and casting.

Meet the conservators
17 February, 2010

Come and meet the team who look after our collections. Demonstrations and activities for all.

Easter crafts
27, 30, 31 March, 2010
Card making, egg painting … lots of fun.


Cafe 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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