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Lady Lever Art Gallery: Our Plans

Exciting plans and opportunities to support us

We have now begun an extensive programme of restoration and conservation in the Lady Lever’s South End galleries. We want to take these galleries back to Lord Leverhulme's original vision, restoring them to their former glory and making our world class objects more accessible to all.    

The collections, including Wedgwood, Chinese ceramics and 18th century furniture, will be re-displayed allowing visitors to get closer to these stunning objects.  Rooms will be improved with new lighting, original ceilings will be revealed and doorways will be re-opened. 

Visitor and community consultation is at the heart of these developments. We have been speaking to our visitors about our plans and listening to the views of local community groups. The new galleries will have hands-on areas for younger visitors and displays that will offer more to a 21st century audience.

The updated galleries will open in 2016, but the rest of the Lady Lever is still open, with lots to see and explore until then. 

New funding announced

The Lady Lever Art Gallery has received a £1.2m Heritage Lottery Fund grant, which will go towards the development of the South End galleries. This grant will also contribute to new educational programmes and resources for local schools and community groups. 

Support for the project 

This £2.8m project will be funded through major grants, donations and corporate sponsorship. National Museums Liverpool is extremely grateful for the generosity of all the funders and supporters. These include the Heritage Lottery Fund, as well as Lady Lever Art Gallery Patrons| and Centenary Club| members, without whom this project would not be possible. 

How you can help

 

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Lever’s Wedgwood, what makes it the best in the world?

In this guest blog internationally-renowned Wedgwood expert Robin Emmerson tells us why he believes our Wedgwood collection is the best in the world…  “ Read more about Lever’s Wedgwood, what makes it the best in the world?

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Happy Birthday Josiah!

284 years ago today the English potter Josiah Wedgwood was born. Founder of the Wedgwood company, he become one of the most influential ceramic manufacturers in the world and earned the title ‘The Father of English Potters’. Read more about Happy Birthday Josiah!

 

 

This project is supported by the following organisations:

Heritage lottery fund|Garfield Weston logoThe Ganada Foundation         Henry-Moore-Foundation

  • The DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund
  • Lord Leverhulme's Charitable Trust
  • The Headley Trust
  • Sir Siegmund Warburg’s Voluntary Settlement

"This project will transform the gallery and breathe new life into the collections. It will also mean improved accessibility for our visitors and greater educational resources for local schools and the community."  - Sandra Penketh, Director of Art Galleries.