Black History Month: Figure Paintings, Artifacts & More at Liverpool National Museum

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Black History Month: Figure Paintings, Artifacts & More at Liverpool National Museum

The National Museum Liverpool has announced a series of special events and activities to mark Black History Month.

From figure paintings at the Walker Art Gallery designed to celebrate the power and strength of black women, to crafts for the whole family, NML’s annual Black History Month program is an integral part of the calendar. Black History Month is an annual national celebration of African and Caribbean culture, art and history that honors the achievements and contributions of black people to British society.

This year’s program will feature a special after-hours event at the Walker Art Gallery on October 14th developed in partnership with The Goddess Projects. The event encourages visitors to explore some of the artwork in Walker’s collection and how spaces can be regenerated today through drawings of life.

Using an 18th-century room as inspiration, event attendees will participate in life-drawing sessions with models that are more representative of contemporary bodies and society, aimed at reflecting the power and strength of black women. To do.

The event challenges outdated views on what it means to be black, working class, or female.

Other events include family artefacts at the Liverpool Museum and Maritime Museum, an exhibition of inspiring new artwork by Merseyside schoolchildren celebrating the Great Black Briton at the International Slavery Museum, and medical races at the Liverpool Museum. Includes discrimination investigations.

Matt Exley, Participating Producer at the National Museum of Liverpool, said: As we head into History Month and International Women’s Day, it’s most important for NML that we continue to speak out and speak for the voices often unheard. ”

NML’s October program of events includes thought-provoking exhibits, topical talks, discussions, and family-friendly events. Throughout the year, visitors to the Liverpool National Museum website can explore stories, interviews, collections and features about Liverpool’s black community in the Black History Month hub, including stories from NML and citywide collections.

See the National Museum Liverpool Black History Month program below.

Diaspora Dialogue with Blackfest:Liverpool Museum – 2 October

Join Blackfest at the Liverpool Museum for an engaging discussion of topics that impact the community today. Hosted by NML’s co-chair of his RESPECT group, Ray Quarless, attendees will discuss a variety of subjects about his 20th-century Liverpool L8.

Goddess Project After Hours: Walker Art Gallery – October 14

In this special after-hours event, The Goddess Projects explores the types of art in the Walker Art Gallery’s collection, why it’s there, and how to reclaim space today. Anyone can participate in this workshop. You don’t have to be an experienced artist to participate. Taking time out to paint in a relaxing environment can improve your health. This event empowers, inspires and contributes to the well-being of its attendees in a safe, friendly and welcoming environment.

Great Black Briton: International Slavery Museum – October 4 – October 31

Winning works by elementary school students across Merseyside will be displayed at the International Slavery Museum to help us reflect, understand and celebrate Black History Month.

Song of Jupiter: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. building until October 30th

Jupiter’s Song is an exhibition that explores perspectives and experiences inspired by documents from the International Slavery Museum’s Earl Collection. Focusing on these documents, international artist Khaleb Brooks brings new perspective and visibility to Liverpool’s historical archives. This installation explores perspective, interaction and human experience through music, dance and sculpture.

Inspirational Black Scouter:Liverpool Museum – 6 October, 13 October, 20 October, 1:30 – 2:30 pm

Join the participating teams and guide them through the many inspirational Black Brit stories associated with Liverpool.

Inspiring the people of Liverpool: Liverpool Museum – 8th and 16th October, 11am – 4pm

Get to know Liverpool’s many inspirational people in this fun family craft session. Sessions from 11am to noon and 1:30pm to 4pm.

Joseph Johnson Hat: Maritime Museum – October 8, October 9, October 23, 11am-4pm

Joseph Johnson was a black sailor in early 19th-century London who was a famous sight on the docks in the cap of a huge sailing ship. Stop by to find out more about Joseph and build your own version to take home. Sessions from 11am to noon and 1:30pm to 4pm.

Nobody Heard – Raising Awareness of Sickle Cell Disease and Thalassemia: Liverpool Museum – 15 October, 1pm

This event will review an all-party parliamentary group investigation on “Avoidable Deaths and Treatment Failures of Sickle Cell Patients in Secondary Health Care.” The report, produced in collaboration with the Sickle Cell Society, found evidence of serious care failures and attitudes fueled by racism.

John James OBE and CEO of the Sickle Cell Society joins senior clinical nurse specialists in hematology Andy Horton and Jessica Sandham, Ph.D., to explore the report and discuss the latest medical advances. and give a talk to raise awareness of sickle cell disease and thalassemia.

Later portrayals of Frederick Douglass:International Slavery Museum – October 27, 9:30am and 1:00pm

Learn about the life of renowned African-American abolitionist and social reformer Frederick Douglass (1818-1895). Liverpool His Irish Festival affiliation allows attendees to talk about some of Douglas’ experiences. Learn about his ties to Liverpool and Ireland, and see how his actions against racism have taken shape. In doing so, we can learn about our image of ourselves, what our selfies say about us, and how we identify with our representations.

Douglas was also a master at using early photography to aid expression. At the workshop you will also have the opportunity to see your very own sepia portrait among the items that represent you.

See the full program for NML’s Black History Month at

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