Culture, people and places
Explore Black social history within National Museums Liverpool's collections through this online display featuring highlights from our history museums.
As part of the Sankofa project we want to investigate our collections to help reveal the social and cultural lives and histories of Liverpool’s Black communities. You will find objects from the Museum of Liverpool and International Slavery Museum that reveal the lives of individuals and communities within the city. From the traditional clothing of Thomas Oladipo Kuforiji to the Black musical map of Liverpool 8. Our Black Community Trail (pdf) highlights some of the key objects on display in the Museum of Liverpool.
The objects and archives of the Merseyside Maritime Museum help reveal the strong links between West Africa and Liverpool. Many people settled in Liverpool because of these strong ties. Our recent exhibition Black Salt explored the pioneering work of Black seafarers as well as the challenges they faced.
Take a look at the selection of objects from our museums below.