Liverpool Royal Institution

Cultural Institution based in Liverpool (1814 - 1948)

The Liverpool Royal Institution was founded in 1814 by a group of men, many of them associates of the Liverpool philanthropist William Roscoe (1753 - 1831), who, at the end of the 18th century and beginning of the 19th century, had created and founded many of Liverpool's places of culture e.g. The Athenaeaum, The Lyceum, The Botanical Gardens, and The Literary and Philosophical Society. The chair of the general committee was Roscoe in 1814, and he was the first president in 1822. The core of the Institution's art collection was formed by a group of paintings purchased from the bankruptcy sale of Roscoe in 1816 and put on public display in 1819.

Many objects from the Institution's collections were loaned to Liverpool Museum and several important paintings were loaned to the Walker Art Gallery. These paintings were later presented to the Walker in 1948.
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  • Born
    28 February 1814
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    No Longer in operation
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