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Thursday, 16 July 2009



I can't tell you how proud I am for you speaking at one of my most beloved museum!
And the topic also makes me proud... but I have to tell you, unfortunately I might not be able to show up!

Paula Bray

We are really looking forward to having you speak at the Musum.

Janson Hews

There is some great background on Wedgwood's 'slave medallion'and other key objects of the abolitionist campaign at the V&A's Images of Slavery & Abolitionism. This forms part of their Hidden Histories: Africa initiative. http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/periods_styles/hiddenhistories/stories_themes_africa/slaveryabolitionism/index.html

Bob Meade

Thanks Janson - I had not seen that V&A page. Very informative. Their example of the medallion is a fine one too, interestingly bordered in a gold coloured metal with what seems to be a fill-in around the ridged ceramic edge of the medallion. I wonder if it's an "after market" addition since the border does not appear in the two examples I've referenced.
See my other notes here:

Ali Gordon

Super exciting! I can't wait to see what you and your son decide on...

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