Slavery

Royal palaces seek curator to uncover their links to slave trade

October 28, 2020

Historic Royal Palaces is launching research into the properties it manages, which include Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace, and their connections to the slave trade, with a curator tasked with uncovering ties. HRP confirmed that the new curator for inclusive history will be in charge of the study and be supported by the organisation’s […]

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British Museum boss defends moving bust of slave-owning founder

August 25, 2020

Hartwig Fischer, the director of the British Museum, has defended his decision to move a bust of the museum’s slave owning founding father, after criticism the decision did little to address structural racism at the institution. As the museum in central London prepares to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, a likeness of Sir Hans Sloane […]

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End the glorification of historic criminals like Colston and Clive | Letters

June 9, 2020

O n my way to Parliament Square for Saturday’s Black Lives Matter protest, I – for the first time – noticed the statue of Robert Clive in its place of honour near the Churchill War Rooms, a stone’s throw from 10 Downing Street and seemingly equidistant from Buckingham Palace and the Palace of Westminster. One […]

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