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Posted on Tuesday 6th November 2012
Patrick Murphy Belonging pigeon print

Perfect stocking fillers - look no further than our exclusive Patrick Murphy Belonging range

National Museums Liverpool is launching an exclusive range of pigeon-themed gifts designed by artist Patrick Murphy.

The range is now available online and at the Walker Art Gallery, and is inspired by Murphy’s Liverpool Biennial 2012 installation Belonging.

Belonging is an installation of 200 life-size model pigeons in glorious vibrant colours ‘roosting’ on the roof and portico of the gallery.

Patrick’s design for the range is a playful, bold pigeon motif in colour-pop shades. These beautifully quirky gifts make the ideal stocking filler.

Karen O’Connor, Head of Retail said:

“We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Patrick on the gift range to complement his installation at the Walker Art Gallery. We have a fantastic selection of fun brightly coloured pigeon gifts from prints to mugs, pens to magnets. They make perfect stocking fillers for all, whether you’re a pigeon fancier or just plain coo coo!”

Items are priced from a very purse-friendly £1.75 to £10 and include:

Pigeon print £10 – pigeon lovebirds in hot pink and electric blue.

Magnetic pigeon-shaped chalkboard (chalk included) £10 – ideal for the fridge to jot down shopping lists, reminders or messages.

Pigeon mug £9.50 – a cuppa will never be ordinary with this playful design.

Greetings card (choice of 4 designs/colours) £2 – send a card like this and cheer anyone’s day.

Magnet (choice of 2 colours/designs) £3 – different pigeon poses in vice versa colours.

Coaster £2.50 – brighten up your desk or home.

Pen £1.75 – a handy pocket-sized pen.

National Museums Liverpool has a treasure trove of other gifts too for that special someone at Christmas.

The brand new Museum of Liverpool book, Liverpool – the story of a city is a steal at £9.99. It’s a beautiful full-colour book that explores the history of the city and celebrates the millions who have thrived, fought, worked and lived here. The book is available online and at the Museum of Liverpool where it’s the best selling item!

The Paper Plane range includes adorable wash bags and purses with a travel twist including:

Wash bag £22 – airmail red, white and blue. Perfect for any adventure.

Purse £12 – an airmail love letter purse straight to her heart.

This year, for the first time, we will have our very own Christmas cakes on sale - deliciously moist fruit cakes handmade by our award-winning chef. Available in our cafés from Monday 26 November.

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The Walker Art Gallery and Museum of Liverpool are open seven days a week, 10am – 5pm www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk


Notes to editors

About National Museums Liverpool shops

National Museums Liverpool has five shops located at World Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Museum of Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum and the Lady Lever Art Gallery. Our online shop sells a range of items from plastic dinosaurs to fine art prints. All profits go back to support National Museums Liverpool.