Tate Liverpool turns 25

Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool—the first outpost for the museum outside of London, which helped revitalise the Northern industrial city—celebrates its 25th anniversary today and it’s certainly getting its share of well wishing. Arts organisations around the country, but especially in Liverpool, have been sending their congratulation over Twitter. Lady Lever Gallery ‪in Merseyside, founded by the soap magnate William Lever, posted: “Wishing happy birthday to the youngster Tate Liverpool across the water. I remember when we were 25 back in 1947!” The Walker Art Gallery, known as the National Gallery of the North, said: “I can still remember queuing to see a lobster sitting on a telephone, was that really 25 years ago??! Happy Birthday Tate Liverpool” Further North, the Baltic contemporary art centre in Gateshead, tweeted “Happy 25th birthday to @tateliverpool… many happy returns from all at @balticmill :-)” And the museum expects more felicitationsto come, as artists who have previously shown at Tate send birthday cards, pictures and objects. Finally, starting Monday 27 May and running until the weekend, the museum celebrates its anniversary with a programme of public activities and events at the museum and throughout the Albert Dock.

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