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Colonial Plunder: The Benin Bronzes and the Complexity of RepatriationColonial Plunder: The Benin Bronzes and the Complexity of Repatriation

Colonial Plunder: The Benin Bronzes and the Complexity of Repatriation

Almost 130 years have passed since the looting of Benin City, and yet most of the bronzes remain in the collections of the some of the Western world’s most influential curatorial institutions. MA Student, Aisha Taylor Durán introduces us to the history and arguments surrounding the Benin Bronzes.

Posted on: 25 May 2023

Commerce and Culture: A Call to Explore the Liverpool Lyceum’s HistoryCommerce and Culture: A Call to Explore the Liverpool Lyceum’s History

Commerce and Culture: A Call to Explore the Liverpool Lyceum’s History

MA Student, Emma McCabe, explores the history of Liverpool's former cultural intuition, The Lyceum, and its significance in Liverpool's transatlantic slave trade history.

Posted on: 16 May 2023

‘Come Wi Guh down Fi Guh Buy Banana’: Transatlantic Slavery and Caribbean Farmers’ Markets‘Come Wi Guh down Fi Guh Buy Banana’: Transatlantic Slavery and Caribbean Farmers’ Markets

‘Come Wi Guh down Fi Guh Buy Banana’: Transatlantic Slavery and Caribbean Farmers’ Markets

The Caribbean is a popular tourist destination known for its colourful carnivals and tropical beaches, but rarely do visitors venture outside of tourist hot spots. In doing so, they miss the rich cultural atmosphere of the wider parishes and its many farmers' markets.

Posted on: 10 May 2023

Stories we tell: History, Mythologies, Memories and MonumentsStories we tell: History, Mythologies, Memories and Monuments

Stories we tell: History, Mythologies, Memories and Monuments

How have national and international narratives influenced how history is taught, represented and interpreted on both sides of the Atlantic? How is this discourse used to mould political dialogue in United States and the United Kingdom? What is the value of democracy?

Posted on: 14 April 2023

Strength, Brilliance, and Individuality: The Inspiring Women of the International Slavery MuseumStrength, Brilliance, and Individuality: The Inspiring Women of the International Slavery Museum

Strength, Brilliance, and Individuality: The Inspiring Women of the International Slavery Museum

On March 9th 2023, the Centre for the Study of International Slavery (CSIS) hosted a panel discussion featuring museum professionals working with or at the International Slavery Museum (ISM). This event worked to highlight the collaborative relationship between the University of Liverpool and National Museums Liverpool (as ISM is a branch of this larger network), but also celebrate the amazing women who work in multiple facets of the museum heritage industry.

Posted on: 16 March 2023

“Make Change Happen”: Thoughts on the 2022 Museum Association Conference“Make Change Happen”: Thoughts on the 2022 Museum Association Conference

“Make Change Happen”: Thoughts on the 2022 Museum Association Conference

“Make change happen” was the name of 2022 edition of the Museum’s Association Conference. I thought the name of the conference resonated well with the conference’s 2021 edition entitled “Brave New World”. Yet, this year’s title was more provocative. The title urged participants to actively engage with the major issues facing museums today. The speakers spurred listeners to become activists, not mere listeners.

Posted on: 31 January 2023

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