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Edward Colston museum display: what happens next for the fallen statue

When Black Lives Matter protests broke out in the summer of 2020, attention quickly turned to perceived symbols of oppression. After years of calls to remove racist monuments, Confederate and colonial statues quickly came down all over the world. But despite this, art historian Erin Thompson has found that many or most have gone up again in new locations.
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Edward Colston: Virtual statues appear on slave trader's plinth

A year since the statue of Edward Colston was toppled, a group of artists has created virtual alternatives to take its place. The People's Platform uses augmented reality (AR) to allow people to see alternative suggestions for what could stand on the former slave trader's plinth in Bristol. The statue...
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Campaigners try to block Edward Colston display at Bristol museum

Campaigners who want the statue of the slave trader Edward Colston restored to its plinth in Bristol are urging supporters to block-book tickets to the museum where it is on display daubed with graffiti, in a bid to prevent visitors seeing it. As the 19th-century bronze memorial went on display...
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Toppled Edward Colston statue goes on display in Bristol

The statue of the slave trader Edward Colston has gone on display in Bristol, almost a year to the day since it was dragged from its plinth by Black Lives Matter protesters and thrown into Bristol harbour. Daubed with red and blue graffiti, and damaged so it can longer stand...
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Bristol Beacon venue shares update as toppled Edward Colston statue readies for museum display

Bristol Beacon, formerly Colston Hall, has shared an update on its music and social programmes months after changing its name in the wake of Black Lives Matter protests. Phil Castang, Director of Creative Learning and Engagement at Bristol’s biggest music venue, has written an article outlining new initiatives that will support “under-represented” emerging creatives in the music industry.
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Toppled statue of slave trader Edward Colston goes on public display

A statue of slave trader Edward Colston that was torn down by Black Lives Matter protesters in Bristol will be put on public display for people to decide its long-term future.The bronze memorial was pulled from its plinth last June in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in the US, as demonstrators in the UK sought racial equality and a reckoning with Britain’s imperial history.The statue of the 17th-century merchant who made part of his fortune from the Atlantic slave trade had long been a source of discontent in the city. Its toppling sparked a national conversation on...
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Edward Colston statue: Bristol City Council to hold exhibition

The statue of slave trader Edward Colston toppled during a Black Lives Matters march in Bristol will go on public display next month. The bronze memorial to the 17th Century merchant was thrown into Bristol Harbour on 7 June 2020 in the wake of George Floyd's murder in Minneapolis. It...