IBAR is proud to announce our Co-Director Professor Lubaina Himid’s Memorial to Zong exhibition at the Lancaster Maritime Museum. This exhibition is the culmination of her engagement with the City of Lancaster and its slave trade history which began with the inaugural public meeting of the Slave Trade Arts Memorial Project (STAMP) in November 2003 and continued in 2007 with the display of her 100-piece overpainted ceramic dinner service, Swallow Hard: The Lancaster Dinner Service, at the Judges’ Lodgings. Due to COVID Restrictions, there is a delay to the opening of the exhibition to members of the public. However, accompanying the exhibition, during Black History Month, a series of videos and other materials will be shown on the Museum Facebook Page. These are related to the exhibition and to Co-Director Professor Alan Rice’s newly-designed Lancaster Slave Trade, Abolition and Fair Trade Trail, which is being launched to coincide with Professor Himid’s exhibition.

A 60-page catalogue, edited by Dr Andrea Sillis and Prof Alan Rice, has been produced to accompany the exhibition. It includes articles by Rice and Professor Celeste-Marie Bernier, Dr Ella Mills and Dr Anita Rupprecht. This catalogue is available for sale for £10 through the museum and IBAR. For details, please email Melanie Cookson-Carter: mcooksoncarter@lancaster.gov.uk

In another IBAR initiative for BHM,  IBAR’s Jade Montserrat’s narration of the story of James Johnson can be accessed through the following link: Facebook

Best wishes from all at IBAR

Images from Lubaina Himid’s Swallow Hard: The Lancaster Dinner Service from her Turner Prize Exhibition at Ferens Gallery in Hull 2017. Photo: Bernie Velvick

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