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Review: era of reclamation – beyond Bridgerton

In response to the popularity Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton has gained, the British Museum held a conference to discuss the ways in which the museum itself can represent Black Britons better.  The speakers included Olivette Otele, Professor of History of Slavery and Memory of Enslavement at the University of Bristol. S. I. Martin, author specialising in […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward Decolonising the Museum

The role of the museum in visualising the past and present cultural and national identities has a central place in the ever-resurfacing debate about the decolonialisation of cultural and artistic institutions. The urgency of this conversation re-emerged in the past year prompted by the Black Lives Matter movement and today it should still hold a […]