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      June 19, 2019 - March 22, 2020

       

      Beaumont Street
      Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2

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      A Nice Cup Of Tea?

      Learn about the untold stories and hidden narratives of empire, trade and transatlantic slavery through this contemporary art installation inspired by the Ashmolean's European Ceramics collection. A cup of tea represents comfort for many of us, but every sip connects us to the legacy of the British Empire, global trade and transatlantic slavery. The fashion for drinking sweetened tea from China inspired the luxury tea sets in the Ashmolean European Ceramics Gallery. Behind this wealth was the brutal exploitation of enslaved people producing sugar in the West Indies. Crafted over cups of tea, this installation amplifies the stories, lives and resilience of Oxford's communities, particularly those of Oxford's Windrush generation and African Caribbean community, many of whom have family links to the transatlantic slave trade. Local residents, students from the University of Oxford, artists, and a museum team, have imagined, invented and created 'A Nice Cup of Tea?'.

      Cost: free

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits | Museums & Attractions

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