Our members enjoyed a great evening last week when they had the opportunity to view our new exhibition Victorian Treasures before it opened to the public. This beautiful exhibition brings together more than 60 Victorian paintings and watercolours from the art collections here at National Museums Liverpool that have never been displayed together before. During this out of hours event members enjoyed a complimentary drink in the café before hearing from renowned art historian and curator Christopher Newall. Christopher explained the early discussions he'd had with Sandra Penketh, our Director of Art Galleries, about putting together an exhibition of beautiful Victorian paintings, solely from our collections. He also enthralled members with tales from Japan, where the exhibition toured. The results are fantastic and our members thought so too! Many said it gave them a much better opportunity to see their favourite Victorian paintings close up because the paintings are hung much lower than they originally were or because they have not been on display for a long time. As one member said:
This is one of many, free, exclusive events that our members enjoy throughout the year. Don’t miss out on the next opportunity to hear from and speak to a wealth of interesting people including our curators, directors, art historians and conservators. Until the end of February we are offering all new members 12 months for the price of nine! You can join the membership scheme today from just £12.75 and benefit from these great exclusive events as well as discounts and a regular e-newsletter. Find out more about the membership scheme online or call Sarah Houghton for more details on 0151 478 4157.
Many thanks for arranging a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon with the Victorian Treasures. I think I'm going to visit the exhibition several more times. What a treat!