Free programme of Talks at The Atkinson

The Atkinson invites you to join them for a free programme of talks that offers the audience an insight into the stories behind the amazing collections we have here in Sefton.

The Object of the Month is a regular programme of short gallery talks that highlights different objects from the collections in to the spot light. Each month the talks focus on a different object from paintings, print and sculpture to craft, costume and ceramics.

As well as exploring objects from our Art collections Object of the Month will also reveal the hidden histories of objects from our fascinating Social History, Maritime and Egyptology collections. The programme is delivered by Museum and Gallery staff as well as a wide range of outside expert speakers. Join us as we delve deeper in to our collections and reveal new stories every month.

The free talks take place on the second Wednesday of the month at 1pm and are repeated on the third Thursday of the month at 6.30pm in the exhibition galleries. There is no need to book as the talks are all free.

The forthcoming programme includes:

 Adam and Eve’ by William Roberts

Wednesday 11 December /1pm

Thursday 19 December/ 6.30

Speaker Jo Chamberlain (Museum and Gallery Documentation Officer)


The Crown Derby Tea Set and the rise of afternoon tea

Wednesday 8 January /1pm

Thursday 16/ 6.30pm

Speaker Jemma Tynan (Museum Usher)


‘Odalisque’ by Henri Matisse

Wednesday 12 February / 1pm

Thursday 20 February / 6.30pm

Speaker Jane Brown (Museum and Gallery Officer)


‘Going Home through the Park’ by Helen Bradley

Wednesday 12 March / 1pm

Thursday 20 March / 6.30pm

Speaker Stephen Whittle (Museum and Gallery Manager)


‘Theatre of the Young Artists’ by Walter Sickert

Wednesday 9 April / 1pm

Thursday 17 April / 6.30pm

Speaker  Dr Anna Madison ( Friends of the Atkinson)

More information about the free Object of the Month talks is available online at or call the box office on 01704 533333.



The Atkinson
Lord Street

Posted on 4 December 2013 under General news

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