In our constant effort to increase public awareness and understanding of our collections, we’re delighted to bring you this new series of videos.

These feature talks from our Principal Museums Officer, Colin Simpson, alongside contributions by other members of the Williamson team. These videos will bring you closer to the lesser known stories and histories behind our artworks and museum collections. Gathering expertise and passion from our staff, the series will also reveal some secrets of our collections. We’ll take you behind the scenes to explore objects which are rarely on public display, as well as visitor favourites. This will become a catalogue of the Williamson’s objects – but also its personality, giving you unique insights from the perspectives of our expert team.

We’ll be adding new videos regularly. Visit our Youtube channel and subscribe to keep updated when there’s new content to discover, or check back here.

For accessibility videos are fully transcribed with captions – press the “subtitles/captions” button on the lower right hand side of the video screen to view.

Want more? You can view objects selected from our collection on our Visitor Favourites page and Facebook page.

Shared with kind permission of Christine Kowal Post.

Williamson Art Gallery, Oxton, Birkenhead, Wirral