Driving Forward the Practice of Museology

In this podcast we chat with Richard Benjamin about his role as Head of the International Slavery Museum, his Visiting Professorship with the School of History, Languages and Cultures at the University of Liverpool, and his plans for the next two years.

Richard Benjamin

Richard is Visiting Professor in Slavery and Public Engagement in the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures at the University of Liverpool. He is on secondment from his role as Head of the International Slavery Museum at National Museums Liverpool, and Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery.

Richard gained a degree in Community and Race Relations at Edge Hill College and completed an MA and PhD in Archaeology at the University of Liverpool. In 2002 he was a Visiting Research Scholar at the W.E.B. DuBois Institute of African and African American Research, Harvard University.

He is a Trustee of the Anthony Walker Foundation and a member of Everton Football Club External Equality Advisory Group. Richard is a Board member of the European Museum Forum and on the Editorial Board for MONITOR: Global Intelligence on Racism magazine.

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