International Slavery Museum progress pics

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Here's a few progress images from work on the International Slavery Museum which will open in August. The other images are on our Flickr page and include the Igbo compound in the west gallery.

a shiny curved grey wall with writing on it

the outer wall of the Middle Passage immersive

This image shows the Middle Passage immersive in the middle gallery. You can see its curved outer wall - there are two walls which form almost a peanut-shape which you go inside. The text on the wall,  in case you can't read it, says:

My hopes of returning home again were all over.
Cuguana, 1787

dis poem
shall speak of the wretched sea
that washed ships to these shores
of mothers cryin for their
young swallowed up by the sea.
Mutabaruka, 1985