In it, documentary maker Ida Does follows the team of curators in the creation of the exhibition in 2021. The United Nations (UN) presents the exhibition Slavery of the Rijksmuseum in its headquarters in New York from 27 February to 30 March 2023. New Light -The Rijksmuseum and Slavery is produced by Cécile van Eijk in coproduction with NTR.
The exhibition takes place as part of the United Nations Outreach Programme on the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery under the title Slavery. Ten True Stories of Dutch Colonial Slavery.
Taco Dibbits, Managing Director: “The recognition of the impact that slavery has had and continues to have on world history is of great importance. That is why we are very grateful to the United Nations for drawing attention to this through this exhibition.”
More than 3.4 million people worldwide learned about the stories through a online exhibition. This global relevance was demonstrated by the extraordinary media attention that the exhibition enjoyed internationally. This prompted the UN to invite the Rijksmuseum to submit a proposal for a special version of the exhibition. Slavery. Ten True Stories of Dutch Colonial Slavery was chosen from several entries.