Black presence in the Wallace collection

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From looted Ashanti Gold to Black Kings and Princesses. The Wallace Collection is one of the world’s great individual art collections

The Wallace Collection is one of the world’s great individual art collections.Hidden in its collection of over 5,500 works there are many black presences, most times hidden. We'll take you around the Collection introducing you to many different works revealing subjects of economic capital, creators of cultural capital, kings & kingdoms, musicians, princesses, slaves, servants, saints and inspirations. You'll be introduced to the religious, cultural and social significance of the black presence in The Wallace Collection. If you want to understand this presence in one of the great collections of 18th and 19th century art in the home of the connoisseur who brought this sumptuous collection together, then this tour is for you.

Walk last 2 hours , meet point on request

Other coming events from Black History Walks :

  • Andromeda, Queen of Sheba and Black women in European art
  • Black History Walks Volume 1 book signing and talk
  • Black history Bus Tour
  • Trafalgar Square, St Paul's, Hackney, Soho, Notting Hill,Harlem in Mayfair walks
  • How Black people won World War 2 @bca
  • African Superheroes Day
  • Black presence in the National Gallery
  • James Baldwin season at BFI Southbank
  • Elephant and Castle Black history walk
  • Battlestar Galactica's black history
  • How to rip off Black historians a tale of copying and greed in London

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