History of Archaeology related Activities in britain (And Beyond).
Mapping Collections Histories: Barbados and Britain
University of Reading
An exhibition mapping connected archaeological collections histories between Barbados and Britain, mainly in the 19th century. A joint University of Reading and British Museum partnership project output, as part of "Narrating the Diverse Past" project.
Exhibition website: collections.reading.ac.uk/explore/online-exhibitions/mapping-collections-histories-barbados-and-britain/
Project website: collections.reading.ac.uk/narrating-the-diverse-past/
The British Museum
Room 1 (Enlightenment Gallery), Case 14
The British Museum has recently created a new display on founder Sir Hans Sloane, slavery and empire in the Enlightenment Gallery. This display reflects the history of Sloane's ties to Jamaica, through his marriage to Elizabeth Langley Rose (the heiress to sugar plantations on the island) and the investments Sloane made in a slave trading company.
Bakare, Laura. 2020. British Museum defends moving bust of slave-owning founder. The Guardian [online].
The British Museum. 2020. The British Museum Story. The British Museum [online].
Delburgo, James. 2017. Collecting the World: the Life and Curiosity of Hans Sloane. Allen Lane.
Olusoga, David. 2020. It's not Hans Sloane that has been erased from history, but his slaves. The Guardian [online].
Listen to the British Museum Podcast Special episodes "International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade" (feat. Sushma Jansari and Hartwig Fisher with Olivette Otele and Bonnie Greer) and "Sir Hans Sloane" (feat. Sushma Jansari and Hartwig Fisher with Miranda Lowe and James Delburgo)
The British Museum
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London
The British Museum has recently re-launched an enhanced edition of the "Collecting Histories" trail, which had been developed in 2019. The "Collecting and Empire" trail showcases the imperial/colonial histories of 15 artefacts on display in the British Museum, including objects collected from Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Sudan, Nigeria, Virginia, Canada, Java and China.
Download the trail here.