The Print that Turned the World?

A unique exhibition inspired by the role that printmaking played in changing attitudes towards slavery and influencing the abolition of slavery.

In 1793 abolitionist campaigners published the now famous image of the Brookes Slave Ship. This graphic representation of the crowded conditions of the slave trade profoundly affected public opinion, which swung behind the movement to end slavery.

The Print that Turned the World? exhibition celebrates the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade in Britain, and the part that William Wilberforce played in it, as well as protesting against the continuation of slavery today.

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