Items from the Galleries of Justice Collection, Pamela Raith Photography

National Justice Museum to survey modern notions of right and wrong

Nicola Sullivan, 29.03.2017
 Report aims to increase people’s understanding of their rights and responsibilities
The National Justice Museum, which will open at legal and heritage sites in London, Nottingham and across the north west of England in April, has commissioned a report to explore right and wrong in the context of the law.
 
A questionnaire, circulated via the museum's education programmes and community engagement activities, will ask academics, professionals, students and the wider public to respond to the following provocation: does something being legal make it right and does something illegal make it wrong?
 
The final report will also include commentary on modern slavery; the place of protests in today’s society; how freedom of speech has changed; and the importance of education to social justice.
 
 “We want visitors and students to gain a real sense of their rights and responsibilities; something that is becoming increasingly relevant in the modern political landscape,” said Tim Desmond, chief executive of the National Justice Museum.
 
“The resulting report will not only be a fascinating talking point during our exciting launch period, but a representation of how important knowledge is to the success of the legal system and social progress.”
 
The National Justice Museum will replace the Galleries Justice Museum in Nottingham and the National centre for Citizen and Law, which delivered education programmes at legal and heritage sites in Nottingham, London and the north west of England. Nottingham’s City of Caves will also become part of the National Justice Museum.

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