27 June 2018 by Sam
We need your help! The International Slavery Museum have been shortlisted in the National Lottery Awards in the Best Education Project category. We would love to win – for our visitors and the city of Liverpool. But we can’t do it without you – please vote for the International Slavery Museum on the National Lottery Awards website. Voting is open from Wednesday 27 June until Friday 27 July 2018.
You can also vote for us on Twitter by using the hashtag #NLAIntSlaveryMuseum. Anyone who tweets this hashtag or retweets a post containing this hashtag will register a vote. Only one vote per account is allowed regardless of how many times you tweet or retweet.
The annual National Lottery Awards celebrate the difference that Lottery-funded projects have made to communities across the UK.
The International Slavery Museum has attracted more than four million visitors since it opened in 2007 and aims to increase the understanding of transatlantic and chattel slavery and their enduring legacies through education, collections, research and public engagement programmes.
The Education team leads the way in terms of engaging young people by offering work experience, providing resources for use in the National Curriculum, an Ambassadors programme and collaborating with university partners such as Liverpool John Moores University Graphic Design and Illustration students on the Of Rights and Resistance exhibition, which marked the 50th anniversary of civil rights icon Dr Martin Luther King, Jr’s assassination.
The Museum works closely with Liverpool’s Black community and has a community advisory board called the RESPECT group which includes community leaders, faith groups, Liverpool city councillors, local Black historians and hate crime organisations such as the Anthony Walker Foundation. , said:
“We are a social justice museum which shines a light on the past and addresses ignorance and intolerance. We build partnerships with museums, communities and human rights organisations that share our vision and values.”
Dr Richard Benjamin, Head of the International Slavery Museum
The Museum operates as an agent of change – actively supporting and listening to community partners through our exhibitions, community engagement programmes, schools workshops, adult education and health and wellbeing programme.
National Lottery funding was the catalyst for making the whole Museum possible.
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