The Lighthouse is Scotland’s National Centre for Design and Architecture. Originally it was the offices of the Glasgow Herald newspaper, designed by the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh as his first public commission and completed in 1895.
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In 2022 it will be 100 years since Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered and this tour of treasures from the tomb which is visiting cities around the world is to celebrate both that and the construction of the Grand Egyptian Museum where all of these items will return, many of which have never been outside of Egypt before.
The reason for my recent trip to Liverpool was to go to the Terracotta Warriors exhibition at the World Museum. The exhibition is on until 28 October and proving so popular that they’ve had to extend the opening hours – I booked over two months in advance and even then didn’t have a lot of choice about what time I could go. But if you can get to it it is absolutely worth it and a fabulous exhibition.
The Harley Gallery is part of the Harley Foundation, set up in 1977 by Ivy, Duchess of Portland to support the visual arts. It’s named after Edward Harley, husband to Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles and who as a collector of art and manuscripts helped found the British Library. The building itself was built on the ruins of the 5th Duke of Portland’s gasworks which provided light and heat at Welbeck.