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Conservation Centre – Events July – September

imageNational Conservation Centre (July – September 2009)
Free activities for all the family at the National Conservation Centre.


Over the months of July, August and September the National Conservation Centre is hosting many free events, exhibitions and workshops for all the family to enjoy including:


Sound and Vision: Music and Fashion photographed by Francesco Mellina, Liverpool, 1978-82

Until 31 August 2009
Francesco Mellina’s previously unseen black and white photography captures the excitement and diversity of the Liverpool music scene from the late 1970s to the early 1980s. From Punks to New Romantics, the photographs document the looks and sounds of performers and fans.         

Events, Performances and Workshops

On closer examination
4, 11 July, 2009
1, 8, 29 August, 2009
5, 26 September, 2009
Take a close look at some collected objects and see how many secrets you can discover. (suitable for all ages)

A touch of colour
July 18, 25    August 15, 22
Could you retouch a damaged painting? Our interactive family session will test your skill. (suitable for all ages)

What’s inside?
30 July, 2009
19 August 2009
Ever wondered what’s inside your favourite toy? If we can fit it inside our x-ray machine (38 x 45 x 50cm) bring it along and we’ll find out.

Moulding and casting
4, 5, 6 August, 2009           
Find out how conservators make use of moulding and casting in this fun family session. (suitable for all ages)

Going potty
11, 12, 13  August, 2009
Have fun while you learn with our mini-archaeological dig. Help us find buried pieces of pottery and try to put them back together.

Picking up the pieces

25, 26, 27August, 2009
Imagine being a conservator, faced with the remains of a broken plate, with pieces missing. Can you fix it…? (suitable for all ages)

Spirit of Liverpool

18, 20  August , 2009
Learn about one of the largest marble statues in the country and have fun modelling a new sculpture to represent the city of Liverpool. (suitable for over 8’s)

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