A lesson well learned: my internship at the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool

Africa in Words Guest: Rianne Walet

I am a cultural heritage student from the Netherlands. From September 2013 till February 2014 I had the privilege of doing an internship with the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool. For five lovely months I became a member of ISM’s education team. While working on several projects, I found out how important it is to teach people, both young and old, about Africa as the amazingly varied and culturally rich continent it is.slavery museum

One of the projects I had the chance to be involved in, was the development of the exhibition Brutal Exposure; the Congo which runs till 7 September 2014. The exhibition evolves around pictures taken by missionary Alice Seeley-Harris during her time in the Congo, Central Africa, in the early 1900’s. They show the brutal exploitation of the Congolese people by Belgian authorities, supervised by King Leopold II of Belgium, who was…

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