Federation of International Human Rights Museums

conference delegates holding up a sign saying 'Museums campaign for human rights

The International Slavery Museum has coordinated the establishment of an 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.

Annual conference

The inaugural FIHRM conference, on the theme of '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.

Since then there has been a FIHRM conference every year, most recently a joint two-day conference 'Museums and Human Rights' was held with INTERCOM (ICOM committee on Management) in Rio de Janeiro 13-14 August 2013, in conjunction with the week long 23rd General Meeting of ICOM.

Find out more about previous FIHRM conferences, including information about the speakers, programme and downloadable presentations and papers, on the  FIHRM website conference page.