Palaces of Shame


African Redwood, gold embroidered black velvet, aluminium, laminated low-iron glass.

130 cm. x  179 cm. x 8 cm. Stretched and framed.

Plans of key British institutions enabling or endowed with profits derived from the Atlantic slave trade and the plantation economies. Clockwise from top left: Cape Coast Castle, Ghana; Castle of St George, Elmina, Ghana; The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; The Natural History Museum, London; The British Museum, London (and The British Library), London; Centre: The Tate Gallery of British Art, London.