10th Birthday Celebrations – The Atkinson in Conversation

Our brilliant team are a passionate bunch! We love the arts and are dedicated to making The Atkinson a vibrant and welcoming space for everyone. We love learning about and sharing history, art, and culture with the public.

To celebrate The Atkinson’s 10th Birthday, we have asked volunteers and staff to identify their favourite painting or object from our collection.

Join Jan, our knowledgeable volunteer, for a free spotlight talk on our beautiful painting of people leaving the Garrick Theatre on Lord Street, titled Southport for a Holiday in Wintertime. This stunningly detailed illustration of Southport in the 1930s was painted by Fortunino Matania, a painter and illustrator who spent much time in the town.

Learn more about Matania and his work at this talk on November 18th at 10:30am or 11:30am at The Atkinson Museum.

Jan has volunteered at The Atkinson for nine years and is passionate about local history. She has delivered two of our Object of the Month talks and can frequently be found supporting our schools programme and delivering tours around the building.

Jan says, “My favorite part of The Atkinson’s collection is our Egyptology Gallery, which I enjoy sharing with school groups and then seeing the children reflecting back their knowledge and learning.”

No need to book, simply pop up to our Museum on 18th November at 10:30 am or 11:30 am.

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