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Dr Richard Benjamin
Dr Richard Benjamin

Past-President: Dr Richard Benjamin heads the International Slavery Museum at National Museums Liverpool where he is responsible for the strategic development of the museum, including its forthcoming capital transformation project, partnerships, research, and collection policies. He is also the Co-Director of the Centre for the Study of International Slavery, a partnership with the University of Liverpool. Richard gained a BA (Hons) in Community and Race Relations at Edge Hill College and then went on to complete an MA and PhD in Archaeology at the University of Liverpool. In 2002 he was a Visiting Research scholar at the W.E.B.DuBois Institute of African and African American Research, Harvard University and appointed as the head of the International Slavery Museum in 2006. He is a Trustee of the Anthony Walker Foundation, on the Editorial Board for MONITOR: Global Intelligence on Racism magazine, and a member of Everton Football Club External Equality Advisory Group. Richard is also a longstanding champion of increasing diversity and inclusive practices within the museum and heritage sector.

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