The Museum of Liverpool
141 Beckett St, Harehills, Leeds LS9 7LN
Telling the story of Liverpool and its port
The Museum of Liverpool, based in a landmark building on Liverpool’s famous waterfront, reflects the city’s global significance through its unique geography, history and culture. Visitors can explore how the port, its people, and their creative and sporting history have shaped the city. The museum is part of National Museums Liverpool , which also includes the Maritime and International Slavery Museum, the Walker Art Gallery and the World Museum.
Iris is Curating for Change Fellow at the Museum of Liverpool. Iris has a background in researching digitisation as a way of creating accessible museum displays and hopes to learn more about all the ways in which a museum produces accessible outputs in the modern age.
She will complete her Fellowship in April 2024 and aims to go on to further a career in curation, as well as undertaking postgraduate research in folkloristics and social history. Her dream is to curate an exhibition on disability history in Estonia, her native country, and to be a voice for both disabled people and migrants in the British museum sector.
She is also an artist and community organiser in Greater Manchester, doing charity work and making art about her experiences with chronic illness, growing up neurodivergent, and being a working-class immigrant in the north of England. She is extremely excited to be a part of Curating for Change, and can’t wait to share fascinating, diverse stories with you all.