A new online exhibition curated by the Liverpool and District Historical Society tells the History of Liverpool in 60 Objects.
The exhibition, which chronicles the social development of Liverpool, was inspired by the British Museum’s History of the World in 100 Objects and motivated by the recent celebration of the Society’s 60th birthday in 2019.
“One of the challenges in curating the 60 items was the strength of our collection”, says Glen op den Brouw, President of the Liverpool and District Historical Society.
“How do you narrow down 10 000 items down to just 60? The objects selected had to best reflect the social development of Liverpool throughout its long timeline. From an Aboriginal grinding stone to a convict made brick recovered from the 1830s Sophienburg Estate. An entry token to the Liverpool Memorial Olympic Pool to the very personal of items such as Merv Pickering’s Liverpool Bowling Club hat or Pam Valentine’s Girl Guide uniform. They each tell their own story of Liverpool’s Governmental, educational, business, sporting, religious and social institutions.”