Liverpool

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Statues

Liverpool audio installation revisits history of slaver statue toppled 40 years ago

Sound piece at site where William Huskisson sculpture was brought down is part of citywide Statues Redressed project

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Statues

Queen Victoria statue defrocked after ex-politician Nigel Farage blasts public art project addressing UK’s slavery history

Right-wing commentator says he is "tired of this endless conversation about the UK's complicity with slavery"

Comment
Architecture

Liverpool should not be punished for its modern vision

The UK city has been stripped of its World Heritage status. Walter Aubrey Thomas, who designed some of its most famous buildings, would have objected, says his great-grandson

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Unesco World Heritage Site

Liverpool loses Unesco world heritage status—'really disappointed' mayor plans appeal

Committee finds that construction projects have reduced cultural value

Review
Biennials & festivals

Slavery, stray dogs and our shared stomach: Liverpool Biennial questions port city's imperial legacy

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Museums & Heritage

‘Racist’ gallery in Liverpool museum to be overhauled in light of Black Lives Matter

World Cultures Gallery at the World Museum ‘privileges the actions of white colonial collectors’, says curator

Blog
The Buck stopped here

Is there life on Mars? No—but right now there’s a lot of art

Preview
Exhibitions

Aids, crack and Ronald Reagan: Keith Haring show heads to Liverpool

Tate Liverpool hosts the first major UK survey of the provocative Pop artist

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Vandalism

List of 34,361 dead refugees and migrants goes back on show in Liverpool after being destroyed

Reasons and perpetrators behind the removal of the key biennial work remain unclear

Interview
Features

Taus Makhacheva: art as a balancing act

She discusses her tightrope of Dagestani art and how she is combining beauty treatment and sculpture at the Liverpool Biennial

Comment
Leaders

Egon Schiele was not a sex offender

The 100th anniversary of Austrian artist’s death has arrived just in time for the #MeToo movement

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Conservation & Preservation

Murillo's dramatic altarpiece back on display in Liverpool after a major clean-up

The restored Virgin and Child in Glory at the Walker Art Gallery reveals Spanish master's "exquisite skills"

Archive
Collectors

Highlights of David John Lewis's collection to go on show next February in Liverpool

The more than 400 hundred works are described as “one of the largest collections of old masters amassed since the second world war”.

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National Museums Liverpool

Liverpool museum director rescinds permission for Parthenon marbles return group to hold regional launch at Walker Art Gallery

The booking was cancelled after the decision received backlash from the British Museum

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National Museums Liverpool

New centre for sculpture conservation in Liverpool

Brain drain from the V&A

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Liverpool

Prince of Wales and World Monuments Fund step in to save Liverpool's St George's Hall

City officials are debating what to do with the Neo-Classical civic monument, which experts consider to be one of Europe's finest buildings