International collaborations and networks
Social Justice Alliance of Museums
David Fleming, National Museums Liverpool, Maggie Appleton, Luton Culture and Dibble, Paora Tibble, Museum of New Zealand at the launch of the Social Justice Alliance for Museums.
The Social Justice Alliance of Museums (SJAM) was set up in 2013, led by National Museums Liverpool. It aims to recruit museums and related bodies, and individuals, to sign up to the charter for social justice, and to campaign for and promote best practice.
Find out more on the SJAM website at: www.sjam.org
International Democracy Museum partnership
National Museums Liverpool and the International Democracy Museum in Rosario, Argentina have entered into a formal partnership to inform the development of the first museum dedicated to democracy in Argentina. National Museums Liverpool is a special adviser on the concept development and project management of the new museum. In December an exhibition about the International Slavery Museum and the Transatlantic Slave Trade opened in the museum space.
The museum is being developed by the Fundación Estudios Litoral Argentino and in March 2014 the agreement was formally signed in the presence of Minister of Culture, Ed Vaizey, the Chairman of National Museums Liverpool, Phil Redmond, National Museums Liverpool's Director David Fleming and Guillermo Whpei, the President of the Foundation in Argentina.
The International Democracy Museum is also a founder member of the Social Justice Alliance for Museums (see above), which is led by National Museums Liverpool.
Federation of International Human Rights Museum
The Federation of International Human Rights Museums (FIHRM) is an international museum initiative co-ordinated by National Museums Liverpool’s International Slavery Museum since 2010.
Find out more on the FIHRM website at: www.fihrm.org.