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The Communities team engages marginalised, vulnerable and potentially excluded community groups and individuals with National Museums Liverpool’s collections. This could be through social status, poverty, mental illness, seeking refuge, Black and Minority Ethnic, disability, gender, age and sexual orientation.
We work with audiences new to museums and build strong relationships with local communities in Liverpool and Merseyside. We work flexibly, developing both one-off activities and longer term projects, using educational and creative techniques. We work across all of the venues, as well as in community settings as part of our outreach provision. We also manage a programme of community exhibitions for our venues.
Read about some of our recent work on the projects pages.
In addition we engage diverse audiences through local and national initiatives such as Slavery Remembrance Day, Refugee Week, Learning Disabilities Week, Black History Month and International Women’s Day.
If you would like a member of our community team to contact you to discuss how we could work together, please contact us.
The communities team make exhibition spaces available for community groups and individuals in the major National Museums Liverpool city centre venues.
Through the community exhibition programme we want to illustrate the rich diversity of our local communities and present their strong sense of identity and heritage to visitors.
In holding these exhibitions, we also hope to form partnerships with other museums and galleries, and to build relationships with communities locally and regionally. The programme is flexible and takes account of current affairs as well as city-wide, national and international initiatives and festivals.
How to submit an exhibition proposal
If you are interested in making a community exhibition proposal please download our guidelines and the proposal form below.