It was party time at the Walker Art Gallery this morning as the gallery celebrated it’s 130th birthday. Staff donned birthday badges and enjoyed a slice of cake in honour of the big day.
Named after brewery owner Sir Andrew Barclay Walker who paid for its construction to commemorate his term as mayor of Liverpool, the gallery was opened on 6 September 1877 by the 15th Earl of Derby. A number of events are being staged over the next month to commemorate the birthday, including a special birthday tour and a lecture by former Keeper Julian Treuherz.
I only hope when I enter my twilight years I look so well. Don’t worry Walker, you’re wearing well … you don’t look a day over 129.