Slavery

Catalogue for Royal Academy’s ‘Entangled Pasts’ show unpacks the institution’s problematic past

A collection of essays and biographies takes an innovative approach to exploring the RA’s role in creating a canon of art founded in empire and enslavement

Is the Royal Academy's 'Entangled Pasts' exhibition radical? Yes—for the Royal Academy

The London institution may have woken up to its responsibility of presenting its role in Britain’s imperial past. But please don't go back to sleep...

Netherlands to open museum telling ‘the whole story’ of nation’s links to slavery

The National Museum of Slavery, due to open in 2030, is part of an ongoing process being undertaken by the Dutch state to investigate the repercussions of its colonial past

Valongo Wharf—historic hub of Brazil's slave trade—opens following overdue $400,000 renovation

The Rio de Janeiro site, where one million enslaved Africans disembarked, retains its Unesco World Heritage status

New plaques on controversial City of London sculptures highlight links to slavery

Artists, poets and writers will also respond to statues of William Beckford and Sir John Cass following the introduction of the UK's "retain and explain" policy

The story of Juan de Pareja: from Diego Velázquez’s slave to distinguished artist

Although the artist is best known as the subject of a portrait by his master, a new show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York will shine a light on his life and career

Rijksmuseum's groundbreaking slavery exhibition heads to United Nations headquarters in New York

Speakers from around the world have been invited to a two-day talks programme centred around the display

Charleston reckons with its role in the international slave trade through its museums

The historic Charleston Museum and the forthcoming International African American Museum will explore the city's painful past

A twisted tale of sugar and slaves: Alberta Whittle uncovers awkward truths in UK show

The Barbados-born artist confronts the unpalatable past of Guy Ball, the great-grandfather of the Holburne Museum’s founder

Artist stages 'slave ship' installation at London building that once housed British Navy offices

Grada Kilomba's multilingual work is part of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair at Somerset House

The artist confronting the history of New York’s slave trade

In her Armory Show solo stand with Higher Pictures Generation, Nona Faustine calls attention to the city’s oft-overlooked and pervasive ties to slavery

Controversial slave trader painting at National Museum Cardiff—removed in wake of Black Lives Matter—is rehung

The work, depicting the Lieutenant-General Thomas Picton, is now on display as part of an exhibition reframing his legacy

More than 100 sculptures on slave trade to be unveiled across seven UK cities

Artists including Lakwena Maciver and Godfried Donkor will create work examining colonial history in Britain

New report recommends Bristol’s controversial slaver statue—torn down by BLM protestors—be permanently installed in museum

After four people who toppled Edward Colston statue are acquitted, the debate over problematic public art deepens

UK Government Art Collection will review 300 works relating to slavery, colonialism and racism

Following questions by The Art Newspaper, tags stating the works were under interpretation were immediately removed from the website

Colston: Four BLM protestors found not guilty of criminal damage after toppling Bristol slave trader statue

Trial reignited the debate about the value of colonial-era contested monuments and statues

Booksreview

Remarkable new book reveals the dark side of the Sun King

'The Sun King at Sea' shows how Louis XIV, known for his long reign, and cultural and political power, was also a cruel slave-keeper

Ghostly photographs of the Virginia swamp once used by escapee slaves win Prix Pictet

Sally Mann's images of the Great Dismal Swamp gutted by wildfire "epitomise the great fire of racial strife in America"

Trial of 'Colston Four', who helped topple slave trader statue in Bristol, begins

Banksy is selling t-shirts to help fund costs of four accused protestors

At a Cambridge University college wrestling with its imperial past, Shahzia Sikander’s show offers new ideas on restitution

As Jesus College confronts its ties to slavery, the Pakistani Neo-miniature artist asks whether decolonisation need necessarily be a violent process

David Adjaye plans slavery museum in Barbados as new republic severs ties with Britain

Complex that will include a research institute for the Barbados Archives—a 400-year-old documentation of the British transatlantic slave trade

London museum wants to move controversial slaver statue to 'less prominent space'

Museum of the Home trustees vote to relocate the sculpture after UK government pressured them to keep it

London’s National Gallery reveals slavery history in new research—including its founder’s ties to Caribbean

The data, published today, found 67 individuals connected to the slave trade including John Julius Angerstein who helped to establish the museum's collection

Slaves' room unearthed in Pompeii reveals lives of marginalised citizens

Previous discoveries made during the excavation of the Civita Giuliana villa include a ceremonial chariot and the bodies of two men

Removal of Welsh slave trader painting from National Museum Cardiff is ‘censoring history’, says BBC broadcaster

Newsreader Huw Edwards will now be invited to the museum to hear more about the reinterpretation process

Yale Center for British Art tries to identify enslaved Black child in 18th-century portrait of an early university benefactor

So far, the museum has not determined who the boy is, but it has reidentified other figures in the controversial painting, which is about to go back on view

Bank of England removes ten slave trader works

But contentious statues of politicians involved in slave trade still remain in city's Guildhall building

Statuescomment

Destroying public symbols of the past will not lead to a juster society. We must keep our mistakes visible

Our monuments should be radically relabelled or repurposed to better represent who we are today, says former British Museum director Neil MacGregor

Visiting a historic house should be about more than just cream teas and crocuses—their full histories, however unsettling, should be told

Being told about National Trust houses' connections to slavery should not deter visitors: the complex history adds to their interest