Celebrating Heritage: events in September

4 September 2015 by Mitty

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Adam Duckworth, Education Demonstrator, giving the first of September’s Wednesday 3pm ‘Collections in Focus’ talks which highlight Liverpool’s connections to transatlantic slavery

As the holidays have now finished and we settle back into delivering our school sessions we are celebrating our Heritage status and we have some events and activities throughout the month. We have a fantastic group of speakers for our event on the 19 September, Heritage in Focus. Dr Ray Costello will be talking about Perceptions of Women in the Abolitionist Movement. Dr Raphael Hörmann explores the Dis-Remembering of Abolitionist, Robert Wedderburn. Furthermore, Laurence Westgaph will discuss how wealth from slavery and the slave trade helped develop and preserve Liverpool’s built environment.

Every Wednesday afternoon this month, between 3-4pm, the International Slavery Museum Education team will be running a Collections in Focus session. We’ll have objects to get hands-on with and will be available to answer your questions. If you drop into one of these sessions you can pick up our booklet highlighting the city’s links to transatlantic slavery. Transatlantic slavery plays such an integral role in the history and shaping of Liverpool that it’s really important recognise this fact and fundamental to why the museum is here. Read more about the Heritage events across our venues in September.

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