Hear the untold stories of enslaved people and learn about historical and contemporary slavery.
Historical and contemporary slavery.
A beautiful building housing one of the UK's finest collections of fine and decorative art.
Paintings, Wedgwood and Chinese ceramics.
Uncover objects from the Titanic, find out about life at sea and learn about the port of Liverpool.
The Titanic, life at sea and Liverpool's port.
This museum tells the story of Liverpool with diverse exhibits housed in a stunning building.
Liverpool's history and popular culture.
Explore a Victorian merchant's house with its period furniture and beautiful paintings.
Paintings, vintage fashion and furniture.
Beautiful paintings, sculpture and decorative art from the 13th century to the present day.
Paintings, sculpture and decorative art.
Discover treasures from around the world, explore outer space and meet live creatures!
World cultures, space and live creatures.
Explore how beauty and desire has been reflected in art through our collections.
Some of the artworks here are not necessarily overtly aimed at stimulating sexual desire but celebrate the beauty of male faces and bodies by men, or female faces and bodies by women.
Other artworks here use mythological figures to relate the danger of an obsessive desire for beauty and youth. Beauty has throughout history been closely linked to morality and social harmony.
Unlike the erotic, which has always been linked to personal taste and sexual preference, beauty has been more commonly thought of as a universal truth. The nude has been associated with expressions of an ideal and universal beauty, since it was used by Ancient Greeks. The perfect male form was considered to be ‘the mirror of the soul’, an expression of pure goodness.
Explore our LGBT collections researched by our Pride and Prejudice research project.
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