The Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands, is taking a new perspective on its collection and for the first time looks at slavery in the Dutch colonial period. The new exhibition ‘Slavery’ is curated along ten true stories from people who were involved in slavery. It was developed with input from descendant communities as well as scholars and activists across the globe, and drew on sources other than colonial archives and collections. Beyond the exhibition itself, the museum is adding 77 museum labels to paintings and objects in the permanent collection to highlight hidden links to slavery.
Here is the Art Newspaper’s review.
The Rijksmuseum also presents the ten stories in an online exhibition.
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