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Exploring Liverpool's Black experience - Sankofa project » Activism » 'Unemployment on Merseyside - Campaigning for the right to work'

About this object

The painting shows the impact of unemployment in Liverpool and how people campaigned for the right to work from the 1920s until the 1980s. Blackburne House Women’s Project was set up, initially as the Women’s Technology and Education Centre, by Claire Dove who had faced racism in her hunt for a job in the 1980s. The centre features in the painting and has helped thousands of women with training and employment issues.

Object specifics

  • Title
    'Unemployment on Merseyside - Campaigning for the right to work'
  • Accession no.
  • Type
  • Artist/Maker
    Mike Jones
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Wood; Pigment; Glass
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Measurements
    2600 x 2060 mm; framed 2900mm x 2240mm x 110mm weight 175kg
  • Related people
    Mike Jones (Artist/maker)
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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