Terracotta Warriors & World Museum, Liverpool SOLD OUT
Museum Visit | World Museum, Liverpool
Thursday 22 February 2018 - 11:00 until 15:30
This event is a fascinating and varied visit to Liverpool.
In the morning the group will see the Terracotta Warriors exhibition at the World Museum. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see examples of the army of life-sized terracotta warriors that guarded the tomb of China’s First Emperor, Qin Shi Huang for 2,000 years, until being discovered in 1974, unlocking the mysteries of a lost empire. See objects that have never been on show in the UK before.
In the afternoon the visit will continue to the Walker Art Gallery were there will be a short introduction by Bethan Lewis on the installation by Lubaina Himid that addresses how Europe’s wealthy classes spent their money and flaunted their power in the 18th and 19th centuries, by using enslaved Africans. The installation is of vividly painted life-size figures juxtaposed with works in the permanent collection. The artist describes them as ‘having a conversation’ with the paintings. Preston based Lubaina Himid won the 2017 Turner Prize.
One of the Walker Art Gallery treasures, a magnificent alterpiece painted in 1673 by Bartolome Esteban Murillo has recently been returned to display after a major conservation project.There will be a talk about the conservation by Xanthe Brooke.
This event has been organised by the Lancashire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.