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Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and People's Palace Projects, in partnership with The Museum of Colour, Bodleian Libraries, Fusion Arts.

These Things Matter: Empire, Exploitation and Everyday Racism, explores the long term effects of the British Empire and shows how everyday communications maintained the British Empire and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Maps, letters and even The Bible were edited deliberately to manipulate millions of people and to justify the value of trading enslaved bodies. These Things Matter explores how oppression was normalised, the exhibition features seven contemporary artists who responded to each of the six artefacts featured in the show from the Bodleian Library's colonial collections, Drapetomania was commissioned to reflect on the entire exhibition.

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