Special Exhibitions

New Perspectives

20 January 2018 - 27 October 2018

Starting in January the exhibition will showcase new work by contemporary artists who have drawn inspiration from the unseen collections that VG&M holds, giving these works a ‘new perspective’.

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John Garstang and The Meroë Head of Augustus

3 March – 30 June

As part of the BBC Civilisations Festival the VG&M are borrowing this incredible object from the British Museum.

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Book of the Dead: Passport through the Underworld

21 October 2017 - September 2018

Take a journey through the Egyptian underworld and discover whether you have earned eternal life.

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Throughout 2018

This year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary with an exciting programme of exhibitions.

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2018 Biennial

14 July 2018- 28 October 2018

The 10th edition Beautiful world, where are you? invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world of social, political and economic turmoil.

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Beyond Dredd and Watchmen

Beyond Dredd & Watchmen: The Art of John Higgins

10 March 2017 - 3 February 2018

This is the first major retrospective of the work of Liverpool-born artist John Higgins, who found global success as a comic book artist and writer for 2000AD, DC and Marvel.

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Sheroes exhibition


29 July 2017- 3 February 2018

Sophie’s new work focuses on some of her real life Sheroes. Growing up as transgender and trying to find her place, role models were in short supply.

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On the 350th anniversary of the publication of 'Micrographia', this is an exhibition that introduces the legacy of its author Robert Hooke.

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Take a seat

'Take a Seat' : Seated Portraits

This small display is drawn from the University of Liverpool's permanent collections and brings together portrait paintings where seating is used as a compositional tool.

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A World A Particle

Our new exhibition in the Tate Hall Museum charts the contribution of the University of Liverpool to the field of Particle Physics – Past, Present and Future.

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