Federation of International Human Rights Museums Inaugural Conference

. August 21, 2010 . 0 Comments

The International Slavery Museum has coordinated the establishment of a new initiative called the Federation of International Human Rights Museums (FIHRM).

The federation enables museums who deal with sensitive and controversial subjects such as transatlantic slavery, the Holocaust and human rights to work together and share new thinking and initiatives in a supportive environment.

The federation is about sharing and working together but also about being proactive – looking at the ways insititutions challenge discirimination, human rights abuses and contemporary forms of racism.

The inaugural conference, Museums fighting for human rights, will be held at the International Slavery Museum on 15-16 September 2010.

FIHRM is being led by National Museums Liverpool and the aim is to establish a framework that is truly global in its outlook. For this purpose, the FIHRM Council has been set up, consisting of key international institutions which are leaders in the field of social justice and human rights.

For further details on the conference please visit the FIHRM website


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