WHAT’S ON AT THE WILLIAMSON ART GALLERY & MUSEUM?

This gent is interesting, he looks composed and self-assured, though we have absolutely no idea who he is. I wonder what he is thinking? Another discovery from our audit #solanderboxphotos #behindthescenes #museumstores #documentationproject #localart #blackandwhitephotography

As we have lots of wonderful paintings of the Wirral in our collection, here's another for Local & Community History Month.
'Unloading Grain, East Float, Birkenhead' by John Agnew 1917-1992. Oil on board 1984.

We've had a theme request - MARITIME - so a story: 'HM Frigate Birkenhead' by Burgess and 'The Wreck of the Birkenhead' by Hemy. It was when this ship was foundering that the call for 'woman & children first' was 1st used. For many years it was known as the Birkenhead Drill

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