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Exhibition Lubaina Himid “Memorial to Zong” at the Lancaster Maritime Museum

Image: Lubaina Himid “Memorial to Zong,” photographer: Andy Keate, image courtesy of Hollybush Gardens & the artist

IBAR is proud to announce the exhibition of Co-Director Professor Lubaina Himid’s Memorial to Zong at the Lancaster Maritime Museum which is the culmination of her engagement with the City 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 work 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 related to it 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 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