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Reflecting on the Jubilee: West African Portrait Figures of Queen Victoria – Blog, Liverpool Museums
... Krio were descended from captive Yoruba who had been released at Freetown in the nineteenth century off illegal slave ships intercepted by British naval cruisers after abolition of the slave trade in 1807. After being educated by missionaries in Sierra Leone, some of them chose to return to their...

Black Salt: Britain's Black sailors exhibition - Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool museums
... including 1400 Nigerians and 400 workers from Sierra Leone. The Black seafaring experience was brought up to date with a display about current sailors including a profile on Belinda Bennett, who in 2016 became the first Black female captain working in the cruise industry. 'Black Salt: Seafarers of...

Africa collection, World Museum - World Museum, Liverpool museums
...Among the African items donated were two royal ivory bracelets from the Yoruba kingdom of Owo, a rare 16th Century Sapi-Portuguese ivory horn from Sierra Leone, a masquerade costume from Southeast Nigeria and a gold pendant disk from Asante. Between 1895 and 1916 Arnold Ridyard, a Chief Engineer with...

Medical Pembroke Place - Museum of Liverpool, Liverpool museums
... development of LSTM’s first overseas research laboratory in Freetown, Sierra Leone. LSTM continues to work with satellite institutions and partners around the world, working in over 70 countries. LSTM was awarded higher education institution status in 2013, and gained independent degree awarding powers...

Falaba, Culture, people and places, Liverpool museums
... display in Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy, First Floor, Merseyside Maritime Museum See it at: About this object Falaba was a passenger ship for Liverpool’s Elder Dempster Shipping Ltd. She left Liverpool on 27 March 1915, bound for Sierra Leone. The following day Falaba was in St George’s Channel...

Falaba, Culture, people and places, Liverpool museums
... display in Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy, First Floor, Merseyside Maritime Museum See it at: About this object Falaba was a passenger ship for Liverpool’s Elder Dempster Shipping Ltd. She left Liverpool on 27 March 1915, bound for Sierra Leone. The following day Falaba was in St George’s Channel...

Weaving herstory – Blog, Liverpool Museums
... parcels of clothes, carefully folded and smelling of Ghana, Nigeria or Sierra Leone. Other textiles represent personally chosen fabrics carefully crafted into stunning couture outfits by skillful seamstresses in time for us to bring them home from our holiday. Each piece tells its own story which can...

Ian Berry opens the Living Apart exhibition – Blog, Liverpool Museums
... for the Look11 photography festival, providing a thought provoking counterpart to the insightful and uplifting ’42’ Women of Sierra Leone, which opened last month. It’s also the International Slavery Museum’s largest ever exhibition – with almost 100 photographs to fit in it has taken over the...

New exhibitions for a great new year! – Blog, Liverpool Museums
... International Slavery Museum, you shouldn’t miss the ’42’ exhibition, a powerful collection of colour photographs, which coincides with International Women’s Day in March. The exhibition will tell the story of many women in Sierra Leone by depicting their daily life at home, at work and with their families...

Sea crews – Blog, Liverpool Museums
... crews were a feature of the Blue Funnel Line. At Merseyside Maritime Museum there are displays about the working lives of seafarers. A lascar crew is pictured on the Brocklebank ship Pindari in 1891. Kroo deckhands from Freetown, Sierra Leone, are pictured on the Palm Line’s Kamasi Palm in 1954...

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