Dr. Richard Benjamin, Head of the International Slavery Museum will speak at 2019 Working Internationally Conference

Dr. Richard Benjamin, Head of the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool will join the session on Museums & Migration at the 2019 Working Internationally Conference.

Dr Richard Benjamin image © Simon Webb

The Museums & Migration session is chaired by Catherine McDermott, ICOM UK Secretary and Professor, Curating Contemporary Design, Kingston
University.  Catherine and Benjamin will be joined by Sophie Henderson, Director, Migration Museum Project.

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Richard heads the International Slavery Museum at National Museums Liverpool where he is responsible for the strategic development of the Museum, including its forthcoming education and resource centre, partnerships, research and collection policies. He is also the Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery, a partnership with the University of Liverpool.

Richard gained a BA (Hons) degree in Community and Race Relations at Edge Hill College and then went on to complete an MA and Ph.D. 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 and appointed as the head of the International Slavery Museum in 2006. He is a Trustee of the Anthony Walker Foundation, President of the Commonwealth Association of Museums and on the Editorial Board for MONITOR: Global Intelligence on Racism magazine.

His current research interests include imaging violent acts and trauma in museums and the archaeology of modern slavery and enslavement.