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Tate Liverpool art curator retires after 30 years

Ken Simons will be back next year with a show of his favourite pieces of art. Credit: ITV Granada

Ken Simons has been the safe pair of hands behind the scenes of some of the most popular exhibitions at Tate Liverpool since it opened in 1988.

It was considered a very bold move at the time but Ken and his colleagues have done a great job. He is now retiring, but he'll be back next year to hold an exhibition of his favourite pieces.

Our Merseyside Correspondent Andy Bonner reports.

  1. ITV News Reporter Tim Scott

Andy Warhol's art pops up in Liverpool

Andy Warhol's Marilyn Munroe on display at Tate Liverpool Credit: ITV Granada

He's the artist famous for saying "In the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."

Liverpool's Tate gallery is playing host to a hundred works by the late Andy Warhol, known as the father of Pop Art.

The exhibition called Transmitting Andy Warhol runs until February.


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Happy Birthday Tate Liverpool !

It's happy birthday today to Liverpool's Tate gallery.

It's exactly 25 years since the attraction opened its doors at the newly regenerated Albert Dock.

The gallery is celebrating with a display which reflects on the past quarter- century and looks forward towards the future.

Tate Liverpool celebrates a quarter century today. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive