The slavery exhibit at the Rijksmuseum is now on display at the United Nations in New York

The exhibition opened yesterday at the United Nations Headquarters in New York bondage. Ten True Stories of Dutch Colonial Slaveryan abbreviated version of the exhibition Slavery organized by the Rijksmuseum in 2021. The exhibition will be held in the public entrance hall of the UN headquarters in New York until March 30, 2023, passing through thousands of visitors and diplomats from all over the world every day.

Slavery affects the whole world. That is why the United Nations has invited the Rijksmuseum to make a special version of the Slavery exhibition that will be shown in Amsterdam in 2021. In New York, the ten personal stories from the original exhibition are presented around a single object from the Rijksmuseum’s collection: an iron leg to which several people could be chained. New Light will also be shown in New York. Documentary filmmaker Ida Do follows the team of curators in creating the exhibition in 2021.

bondage. Ten true stories of Dutch colonial slavery are set as part of the United Nations Outreach Program on the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery. The exhibition was made possible in part by the Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations and the Dutch Diplomatic Mission in the United States. The exhibition will also travel conveniently to other UN offices and embassies around the world.

Slavery: Ten True Stories of Dutch Colonial Slavery
February 27 – March 30
Visitor Lobby of the United Nations Headquarters 1st Avenue at 46th Street, New York
Free admission Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm

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Source: Press release of the Rijksmuseum

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