© musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac
11 May 2011 13 May 2011

Exhibit Slavery

Methods and Practices


To mark the tenth anniversary of the Law of 21 May 2001, unanimously voted in by the French Parliament concerning the recognition of the slave trade and slavery as a crime against humanity, the international symposium on the theme of "Exposing slavery" provides a forum for debate on this topic.

The slave trade and slavery profoundly transformed the world map. They globalised economies, affected rights, philosophy and arts and brought cultures, languages, knowledge and beliefs into contact. In recent decades, historians have redefined their approach to these centuries of history by reviewing archives and opening up new avenues for research.

Their work has enriched the museography of slavery and that of artists, novelists and filmmakers.


The musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac and the Comité pour la mémoire et l’histoire de l’esclavage,  

with the support of the Cultural Services of the American Embassy and the Permanent Delegation of Colombia to UNESCO 

  • Place:   Théâtre Claude Lévi-Strauss
  • TimeSlots:
    From Wednesday 11 May 2011 to Friday 13 May 2011
  • Accessibility:
    • Handicap moteur
  • Public:   Researcher, student
  • Categorie : Symposia
  • Free entry (subject to available places)
    Gratuit (dans la limite des places disponibles)