I only just noticed there’s a website for the new International Slavery Museum to open in Liverpool in August.
The new Museum will open its display galleries on 23 August 2007, Slavery Remembrance Day. 2007 is the bicentenary of the abolition of the British slave trade and 23 August commemorates the date of the outbreak of the slave rebellion, which created the first independent Black republic of Haiti.
The International Slavery Museum will be at Liverpool’s Albert Dock, at the centre of a World Heritage site. The location is only yards away from the dry docks where 18th century slave trading ships were repaired and fitted out.
Also there is an update meeting this Wednesday…
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
International Slavery Museum update meeting
A meeting at the Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre in Princes Road to update on the development and progress of the forthcoming International Slavery Museum. The meeting, which will last for up to two hours, will be an opportunity to view current plans and speak to staff working on the project. Includes informal presentations with an opportunity for questions and answers. There will be plans available and object images.
Call 0151 478 4543 or email Lizzy Rodgers to book your free place.
Suitable for adults / seniors
3pm, Merseyside Maritime Museum
Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, Princes Road