The Naz Legacy Foundation organised its first ever Diversity Day on 30 April 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery. At the Gallery, students were taught about the lives and experiences of positive role models from diverse backgrounds who have made an impact in the UK. These included Mary Seacole (voted in 2004 as the greatest black Briton) and Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, a Muslim man who became a victim of the Atlantic slave trade only to be bought out of slavery by public subscription in England.
Despite a rise in numbers of visitors to museums and galleries, there has not been a significant impact on visitors from ‘socially excluded’ communities. A Mori study in 2000 found that people with a degree are almost four times as likely to visit a gallery as those with no formal qualification.