Interviewing some of those involved in the commemoration of the 1807 abolition of the slave trade provides a number of insights into how this event is marked by groups, organisations and society and indeed what is being commemorated. Engaging with the thoughts and perspectives of some of the leading museum practitioners, historians, media producers and cultural commentators highlights the various ways that the bicentenary is imagined and constructed. These interviews can provide inspiration for debate and reflection on what the 1807 Abolition Act means to Britain today.



Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

British Empire and Commonwealth Museum

British Museum

International Slavery Museum, National Museums Liverpool

Museum in Docklands

Wilberforce House Museum, Hull

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