Who we work with

Crowd of people with cameras around Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson arriving at the International Slavery Museum last year. Photograph © Simon Webb

The International Slavery Museum project has consulted and gained support from many organisations, institutions and individuals, including the following.


  • Anti-Slavery International
  • Barbados Museum and Historical Society
  • Free the Slaves
  • Martin Luther King Center
  • Muhammad Ali Centre
  • Musée du quai Branly, Paris
  • Nantes History Museum
  • New York Historical Society
  • Ninsee The National Institute of Dutch slavery history and heritage
  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Steve Biko Foundation
  • The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale
  • TransAfrica Forum
  • UNESCO Slave Routes Project

UK national

  • Commission for Equality and Human Rights
  • Department for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Embassy of the United States London, UK
  • Heritage Lottery Fund - National Museums Liverpool was awarded a £1.5 million grant towards the museum from the Heritage Lottery Fund in September 2006
  • Plan UK
  • Stop the Traffik
  • Wilberforce Institute of Slavery and Emancipation

UK regional

  • ACT
  • Anthony Walker Foundation
  • Community Groups including the Merseyside African Council, Granby Residents' Association, Black Police Association, Kuumba Imani Centre
  • Historic Society of Lancashire & Cheshire
  • Liverpool City Council
  • Liverpool Hope University
  • North West Regional Development Agency
  • Rights and Humanity
  • The Mersey Partnership
  • The Respect Group including members from Liverpool Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service, Merseyside Black History Month Group, Anti Slavery International, Refugee Action
  • University of Liverpool

Major funders

Northwest Regional Development Agency

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Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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