Uncomfortable Truths

2007 Victoria & Albert Museum

2007 saw the bi-centenary of the parliamentary abolition of the British slave trade. To commemorate this landmark year, not just in British history but in human history, the V&A held a number of activities throughout 2007. The exhibition, Uncomfortable Truths: The Shadow of Slave Trading on Contemporary Art was held at the V&A from February to June before touring to Salford Museum and Art Gallery and the Ferens Gallery in Hull. Traces of the Trade Discovery Trails which showed how art and design were linked into the transatlantic slave trade, highlighted objects on display in the V&A’s permanent collection during the course of the exhibition.

Supporting the exhibition were a number of activities and events throughout 2007 including films, music, poetry, talks and tours

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