Building a Collection: The Atkinson’s Galleries

On the Moon (2019), by Rui Matsunaga (Oil on plywood). The Atkinson.

Are you ready to immerse yourself in a world of creativity, beauty, and captivating stories? We invite you to a thought-provoking and eye-opening free talk as we unveil the treasures of our esteemed collection.

Over the last 10 years The Atkinson has been building an exciting collection of contemporary art as well building its collections of local history and decorative art. Principal Manager, Stephen Whittle, looks at some of the highlights.

In anticipation of an ever-evolving artistic landscape, The Atkinson is committed to diversifying our art collection, embracing a wide spectrum of styles, cultural influences, and emerging artists, to ensure a vibrant and relevant cultural heritage for future generations.

Object of the Month

The Object of the Month lunchtime talks take place on the second Wednesday of every month and highlight different objects from our fine art and social history collections.

Join us as we discover the hidden histories of items across our collections, from painting, print and sculpture to craft, costume and ceramics. The programme is delivered by Museum and Gallery staff as well as a wide range of outside expert speakers.

Object of the Month talks are freeDonations to The Atkinson Development Trust are welcomed.

Our Collections

You can find out more about The Atkinson’s collections here.

The Atkinson has almost three thousand works of art dating from the 17th to the 21st centuries. We also hold collections relating to the history of Sefton Borough as well as the Goodison Egyptology Collection. You can purchase selected print reproductions from our fine art collection via the Art UK Shop.


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