Leger from Barbados Plantation

Untold Histories of Bath

Untold Histories of Bath:
From a Barbados Plantation to the Holburne Museum

The Holburne Museum in Partnership with Boys in Mind invite you to the launch of a new film exploring the legacy of slavery in the South West
6 to 7pm Thursday 15 July, 2021

You are invited to the launch of a new film in which young people respond to the Holburne’s redisplay of a book from a Plantation in Barbados, and new research that explores Bath’s connections to plantation ownership, the transatlantic trade of enslaved people and Black activism in the South West.

A free, on-line ticketed event
Untold Histories of Bath: From a Barbados Plantation to the Holburne Museum, is the third in a series of Boys in Mind films made with young people in response to Black Lives Matter, Race Equality and the history of Bath – told and untold. Hosted by Louise Campion, Learning & Engagement Lead at the Holburne Museum, and young people who have contributed to and helped to make these films.

Join us on Thursday 15 July 6-7pm on zoom, book your ticket

Additional Information

Boys in Mind/Girls Mind Too
Boys in Mind is a youth-led alliance of young people and professionals aiming to combat stigma around mental health, challenge stereotypes and prevent suicide. To watch other Boys in Mind films, visit https://boysinmind.co.uk/film-page/

The Holburne Museum

The Plantation Day Book redisplay can be found on the Mezzanine Fletcher Gallery at the Holburne Museum

The Holburne Museum’s mission statement is ‘Changing Lives Through Art’, signalling its commitment to opening up the enjoyment of art to people of all ages and from every walk of life. The Holburne was founded in 1882 with the gift of Sir William Holburne’s collection of 16th and 17th century Italian and Dutch paintings, silver, sculpture, furniture, porcelain and diverse objets d’art of national and international significance. That founding gift has been augmented with a collection of 18th century paintings by such artists as Gainsborough, Lawrence, Ramsay, Stubbs and Zoffany. Set within the historic Sydney Pleasure Gardens, the Museum reopened in May 2011 after ambitious renovations and with a new, award-winning extension by Eric Parry Architects. The Holburne has since secured a national reputation as an outstanding museum which holds critically acclaimed exhibitions. Its programme of exhibitions, commissions and events sets out to bring to Bath great art of all periods and from around the world, seeking to set the art of the past in dialogue with contemporary practice in exciting and dynamic new ways.

Andrew Hassenruck is an independent filmmaker
Malthouse Films – The films of Andrew Hassenruck