Tate Liverpool Workshop

Gore 1776 with the University of Liverpool

Image © Niall O'Hare, the University of Liverpool 

Explore the history of Liverpool through maps, photos of the past and a portrait of the city’s people

What did a ‘slopman’ do for a living and who had need of a ‘peruke’?

In 1776, John Gore wrote the Liverpool Directory, ‘an alphabetical list of the merchants, tradesmen and principal inhabitants of Liverpool’ at this time. Today, we can gather data and find out information quickly and efficiently. This is an opportunity for visitors to join us in Tate Exchange to draw upon the past and reflect upon how and what the data we generate today communicates about us in the future.

With Dr Niall O'Hare, School of Architecture, the University of Liverpool.

Tate Liverpool

Tate Exchange Liverpool

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
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30 March – 5 April 2020 at 10.00–17.50

Tate Exchange opens at 13.00 on 30 March