Federation of International Human Rights Museums
The International Slavery Museum has coordinated the establishment of a new initiative called the Federation of International Human Rights Museums (FIHRM).
The federation enables museums who deal with sensitive and controversial subjects such as transatlantic slavery, the Holocaust and human rights to work together and share new thinking and initiatives in a supportive environment.
The federation is about sharing and working together but also about being proactive - looking at the ways insititutions challenge discirimination, human rights abuses and contemporary forms of racism.
For further details please visit the FIHRM website.
Registration is now open for the 2012 conference, which will take place on 9-10 October at the International Slavery Museum. Register your free place now on the FIHRM website.
The theme of the 2011 FIHRM conference was Fighting for social change through human rights activism.
Read about the programme, speakers or download presentations and papers from the 2011 conference.
Inaugural conference in 2010
The inaugural FIHRM conference, Museums fighting for human rights, was held at the International Slavery Museum in September 2010. It was attended by almost 100 delegates from more than 20 countries and feedback has been hugely positive. Thank you to all who attended and contributed to a great conference.
Read about the programme, speakers or download presentations and papers from the 2010 conference.