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Liverpool International Slavery Museum for prestigious award

NOMINEE: Liverpool International Slavery

LIVERPOOL'S INTERNATIONAL Slavery Museum is appealing for votes after reaching the finals of the National Lottery Awards – the annual search for the UK’s favourite National Lottery-funded projects.

The project beat off stiff competition from over 700 organisations to reach the public voting stage in this year’s National Lottery Awards, which celebrate the inspirational people and projects who do extraordinary things with National Lottery funding.

The project with the most votes will be crowned the winner and receive a £5,000 cash prize to spend on their project, an iconic National Lottery Awards trophy and attend a star-studded glittering awards ceremony to be broadcast on BBC One on 26 September 2018.

International Slavery Museum is based in Albert Dock and is the only institution of its kind in the country to focus on history and contemporary slavery. The Museum opened on 23 August 2007 on Slavery Remembrance Day and the bicentenary of the abolition of slave trade in Britain.

As well as supporting a range of new display galleries at the museum, National Lottery funding has enabled more than half a million children, young people and families to participate in creative and innovative educational activities.

Julia Bryan, Senior Education Manager at the International Slavery Museum, says winning a prestigious National Lottery Award and having their work showcased on national television would be an honour:

"National Lottery funding helped us to open the International Slavery Museum, and it's fantastic to be in the finals of the National Lottery Awards for our Education programme.

“We're the only museum of our kind to look at aspects of historical and contemporary slavery as well as being an international hub for resources on human rights issues. We deal with a difficult subject and, through education, we believe we can bridge differences and unite people."

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