Special Exhibitions

Please note that the Tate Hall Museum is closed until 12th July 2018 while we install exhibitions for Liverpool Biennial. This affects our Micrographia exhibition.

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 - 15 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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The Part Versus the Whole

9 June 2018 - 18 August 2018

Ben Judd explores the historic lantern slides and epidiascopes from key teaching departments in the University including medicine, zooology, and physics via performance and storytelling.

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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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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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