What we do

Find out more about the work we do and the policies that underpin our approach. 

Discover how we collaborate with local communities and the positive impact we deliver for Hull and beyond.

Changing perspective

Bringing new narratives to Wilberforce House Museum.

Hull Museums work closely with members of the Wilberforce House Museum Advisory Board, which is comprised of local people of colour and members of the Black community. They bring their extensive and varied knowledge, experience and understanding to our work at Wilberforce House Museum, offering new perspectives on the subjects we cover and helping us to adapt our galleries accordingly. This includes developing our gallery that looks at the legacies of transatlantic slavery, with the help of funding from Arts Council England.

Rediscovering Ferens – Identity Exhibition

Collaborating with young people to curate and programme.

Rediscovering Ferens was an exhibition co-curated with young people. We worked with Future Ferens as well as young people from Hull’s Warren Youth Project.

The project focused on themes of identity. Young people chose artworks that resonated with them from our permanent collections. They then made their own creative responses and wrote interpretation labels. These responses were displayed alongside the original artworks as part of a special exhibition.