How can museums acknowledge the multiple stories that make up the past? We hear from Rotterdam’s Maritime Museum about their new exhibition which explores the city’s history through its connection to enslavement and the slave trade.
As part of our contribution to Black History Month 2023, we talk to public historian Sebastiaan Vonk about Black Liberators in the Netherlands - a website that tells the stories of African Americans who played a role in the liberation of Europe in World War II.
As part of our contribution to Black History Month 2023, we talk to Johanna Berg, Project leader at Världskulturmuseerna, the Swedish National Museums of World Culture, about a new publication exploring the lives of Black Swedes in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
As part of our contribution to Black History Month 2023, we talk to artist Lela Harris, who created six new portraits of enslaved Black Africans for a UK museum trying to address the imbalance in its portrayal of its city’s involvement in enslavement in the 1700s.
Black History Month is marked every October to highlight, discuss and reflect on the past and present lives and achievements of Black people as well as the challenges faced by Black communities. Find out how Europeana is contributing in 2023, and how you can join in.
As we mark Black History Month at Europeana, we ask three expert organisations: what steps can cultural heritage institutions take to acknowledge, surface and highlight Black history in their own collections?