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How many curators does it take to change a lightbulb? Liverpool Biennial reviewed

Mark Sheerin enjoys himself time travelling across Liverpool for the 2016 Liverpool Biennial; "a pleasing experience" with a strong core of artists whose work gels together.

A photo of the interior building from the Pre-Raphaelites on Paper: Victorian Drawings from the Lanigan Collection at Leighton House Museum

From Liverpool to London, the two "thoughtful and detailed" major exhibitions telling stories of the Pre-Raphaelite

Two collectors play key roles in the beautiful Pre-Raphaelite exhibitions currently being held at Liverpool's Walker Art Gallery and Leighton House Museum in London.

A photo of a pair of brown shackles used to imprison Transatlantic slaves

Object of the Week: Shackles used to imprison people below the deck of slave ships

Now the property of Liverpool's International Slavery Museum, these shackles were once used on slaver ships during the so-called Middle Passage second leg of the Transatlantic slave trade.

a photo of a silhouetted figure standing before a roaring fire. Bill Viola Fire Woman

Hit the North! The best art exhibitions to see in the North of England during 2015

What are the best exhibitions to see in the North of England between now and Christmas? From Sheffield to Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool - check them out here.

A photo of a glowing Manga character at Tate Liverpool, from Pierre Huyghe’s One Million Kingdoms – part of the new collection display, DLA Piper Series: Constellations

Curator's Choice: Dystopian Manga in Pierre Huyghe's One Million Kingdoms at Tate Liverpool

Mike Pinnington, the gallery's Content Editor, on how being "a sucker" for Japanese Anime and Manga films led him to love a work in the new DLA Piper Series: Constellations exhibition.

A photo of a male curator, Darren Pih, looking at a painting of Marilyn Monroe on the gallery wall of Tate Liverpool

Curator's Choice: A pop art depiction of Marilyn Monroe with a hidden inscription at Tate Liverpool

Curators at Tate Liverpool noticed the address of artist Pauline Boty's Notting Hill flat on the reverse of her painting of Marilyn Manson - a home she shared with Peter Blake and Derek Boshie.

A photo of a large set of ancient silver and gold coins

Cheshire bling from the Roman era: Liverpool museums prepare to reveal two archaeology hoards

Liz Stewart, the Curator of Archaeology for the Museum of Liverpool, tells us about the excitement of showing the Knutsford and Malpas hoards to the public.

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Liverpool's Look/15: A photo festival of connections and dialogues

Miranda Gavin runs the rule over Look/15, Liverpool's biennial photographic festival, which in 2015 is exploring themes of women, migration and memory.

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Long johns, magnetometers and a 5,000-year-old stone: Archaeological dig progresses in Liverpool park

A schoolboy could have been the first person for 5,000 years to see a stone with a bird inscription on it, say archaeologists working near a mansion house at Calderstones Park.

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