International Slavery Museum
The Centre for the Study of International Slavery (CSIS) is a partnership between the University of Liverpool and the International Slavery Museum, we work together with other universities and organisations to develop scholarly and public activities related to slavery in its historical and contemporary manifestations.
Liverpool is a stimulating home for CSIS activities. In the past Liverpool was a major slaving port with ships and merchants dominating the transatlantic slave trade in the second half of the eighteenth century. Today, the city’s International Slavery Museum serves as a starting point for different forms of engagement with slavery and abolition across time and space.
The International Slavery Museum opened in August 2007 and by December 2016 had welcomed more than 3.8 million visitors. It is the only museum of its kind to look at aspects of historical and contemporary slavery as well as being an international hub for resources on human rights issues.