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Heritage Open Days - The Wonderful World of Waterhouse

Posted on: 8 September 2022 | Category: 2022

Selection of Waterhouse Tiles

Our popular Heritage Open Day Tours introduce visitors to several buildings that Alfred Waterhouse designed initially for University College Liverpool in the late 1880s, up until 1904 when we became The University of Liverpool. These annual tours take our visitors into buildings that members of the public do not always get to see and this blog will give a brief overview of the Waterhouse buildings on campus.

The Hidden Story of Anna Ashton

Posted on: 19 August 2022 | Category: 2022

Anna Ashton, later Mrs Thomas Case, c.1769 by Joseph Wright of Derby. (oil on canvas) VG&M Collection

Anna Ashton was from a wealthy Liverpool family of the 1760s but poses here as a shepherdess complete with lamb. There is nothing obvious that links this rather charming portrait to the Transatlantic slave trade, but that is the hidden story.

ConGRADulations–Graduations at The University of Liverpool

Posted on: 18 July 2022 | Category: 2022

VG&M Graduation Artwork by Michael White

It’s July which can mean only one thing – Graduation! In this blog we take a closer look at some of the Graduation ceremonies over the past 130 years.

Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal

Posted on: 1 July 2022 | Category: 2022

Queen Elizabeth II on her Coronation Day with the Coronation Medal

Despite being named after a queen, the Victoria Gallery and Museum doesn’t have many Royal commemoratives in its collection, but it does have this medal minted for Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation in 1953. We celebrate the Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee year by looking closer at this small memento.

How to make Digital art: A tool of unending possibilities.

Posted on: 14 June 2022 | Category: 2022

Artwork by Michael White created for the VGM blog

For Museum Week, I was asked to write a blog on the creation of digital art for the Victoria Gallery and Museum, as I have previously created various artworks for them. I am happy to use this opportunity to write something that would be of some worth to people wishing to learn more about the thought processes in the creation of digital artwork. All images within this blog will be my own and specifically digital art pieces. And I’ll be pointing you to places you can go to learn more.

Jubilee Jubilations

Posted on: 3 June 2022 | Category: 2022

Jubilee Artwork by Michael White

To celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, this blog looks at the various jubilee celebrations held at the university over the past 130 years.

A Snippet of India

Posted on: 3 May 2022 | Category: 2022

Alwar City Palace

Pictured above is one of a series of thirty photographs depicting Indian landscapes and buildings within the collection at the VG&M. This collection, previously unresearched, demonstrates a snapshot into Indian architecture and landscapes in the late Victorian period.

Richard Ansdell: Painter of Fur, Feathers and Woolliness

Posted on: 15 April 2022 | Category: 2022

Richard Ansdell: The Anxious Mother (detail), Collection of the Victoria Gallery & Museum.

Liverpool-born artist Richard Ansdell rose to the top of his profession on the strength of his ability to paint animals, but one creature was his absolute favourite: sheep.

The Wartime Watch

Posted on: 18 March 2022 | Category: 2022

Illustration by Michael White showing parachute Bomb and the Victoria Building, 2022

Our clock tower played an important role during World War Two and this blog takes a closer look at what happened 81 years ago, in March 1941.

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    Heritage Open Days - The Wonderful World of Waterhouse

    Selection of Waterhouse Tiles

    Posted on: 8 September 2022 | Category: 2022

    Our popular Heritage Open Day Tours introduce visitors to several buildings that Alfred Waterhouse designed initially for University College Liverpool in the late 1880s, up until 1904 when we became The University of Liverpool. These annual tours take our visitors into buildings that members of the public do not always get to see and this blog will give a brief overview of the Waterhouse buildings on campus.

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