New Museum of Liverpool opening July 2011
July 2011 will see the brand new Museum of Liverpool open its doors to the public for the first time. It looks set to be one of the world’s leading city history museums, setting the global benchmark for museums of its kind and raising social history as a museum discipline to an international scale. The museum is aimed at demonstrating Liverpool’s unique contribution to the world and will showcase its popular culture whilst also tackling social, historical and contemporary issues. The museum will be housed in a new landmark building on the Mann Island site at the Pier Head right in the centre of the World Heritage Site on Liverpool’s famous waterfront.
The displays in the new Museum of Liverpool will draw on exhibits about the city from National Museums Liverpool’s entire collections. The story of Liverpool will be told through various different mediums; social and urban history objects, archaeological material, entomology collections, oral testimonies, botanic collections, costume, photographic archives and decorative art collections.
There will be four main themes for the museum which comprise of; the Great Port, Global City, People’s Republic and Wondrous Place. Each will be located in their own large gallery space.
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