Liverpool news Lady Lever Art Gallery and Sudley House will reopen to the public MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - All of National Museums Liverpool's venues will be open by the end of September
Breaking News ! The Lady Lever Art Gallery, Sudley House and Seized! - The Border & Customs uncovered will reopen on September 30. They are the final National Museums Liverpool venues to again welcome the public after months of lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Lady Lever will then launch its new exhibition German Revolution Expressionist Prints on October 2. It will portray a chaotic post-First World War Germany through works from some of the 20th century's most celebrated artists including Picasso, Kollwitz, Munch, Schiele and Beckmann. Laura Pye, NML director, said: "Having all our venues open again will be a really special moment for us and our visitors and one that our staff have been working tirelessly towards since lockdown began. Our visitors are the beating heart of our venues and it's been difficult seeing our galleries and museums empty. “The Lady Lever has a Wedgwood jasperware collection and Pre-Raphaelite paintings that are internationally-renowned and Sudley House, one of the few Victorian period homes that still retains many of its original features, also houses an outstanding art collection including paintings by Turner, Romney and Gainsborough." Receive newsletters with the latest news, sport and what's on updates from the Liverpool ECHO by signing up here. Sudley House's new exhibition Home and Away, launching when it reopens on September 30, will feature oil paintings of both foreign and local views. The foreign views all come from George Holt’s collection, housed at Sudley and inspired by his family’s interest in travel. There will also be a range of views of Liverpool and the local area in the 19th century, while the Holts lived at Sudley. The 'home' views mostly come from the Walker Art Gallery’s collection and will include two works by John Atkinson Grimshaw as well as pieces by Jean Leon Gerome, Thomas Creswick, Frederick Goodall, Charles Trevor Prescott and Eduardo de Martino. Both venues will be open from Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
. It holds one of the most important collections of its type anywhere in the world and looks at the ingenious and often dangerous world of smuggling, prohibited goods and concealment. Also opening will be the Archives Centre at the Maritime Museum, which houses an extensive collection of maritime and slavery books and documents spanning three centuries. Access is by appointment only.
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Visits to all venues will remain free, but timed entry slots must be pre-booked ahead of visiting via www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk. Visitors can book for the newly reopened venues from September 25 (members from September 21). Covid-related changes include mandatory face coverings for visitors, enhanced cleaning protocols and social distancing measures.
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