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.
Our collections include artworks with a range of erotic imagery.
Eroticism is a particular quality that can bring about feelings of sexual desire or arousal. The nature of what is considered ‘erotic’ is fluid. It changes depending upon both the individual’s own sexual taste and orientation, and the culture and time in which they live. Homoeroticism commonly refers to items created to, or which incidentally, sexually appeal to a gay or bisexual male audience. However, here we also include objects which show erotic experience between two women or relate to female same-sex desire.
The sensory nature of visual art lends itself to the stimulation or expression of erotic and homoerotic desire. The male nude has been a dominant theme in art throughout history. More subtle erotic imagery ranges from sensuous fabric to phallic shaped objects. Lesbian desired is referenced in imagery by the poet Sappho as well as by characters from homoerotic fiction.
Explore our LGBT collections researched by our Pride and Prejudice research project.
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