Remembering Equiano - 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery
Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa 'The African' - In Soham, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

'The Equiano Project' Exhibition
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and The Equiano Society
Friday 28th September 2007 - Monday 14th January 2008

'The Equiano Project' - Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery and The Equiano Society

Address: Gas Hall, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham. B3 3DH
Tel: 0121 303 2834  Website:  E-Mail:

'The Equiano Project' - Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and The Equiano Society

'The Equiano Project' is a multi-tiered heritage project that celebrates the life and times of Olaudah Equiano otherwise known as Gustavus Vassa, a former slave, seaman, war veteran, writer and abolitionist, who lived in 18th century England. The project features a major exhibition, touring exhibitions, an education pack, website, a programme of events and activities. The exhibition runs at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 'Gas Hall' from Friday 28th September 2007 until 14th January 2008.

The project partners are The Equiano Society and Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery. The Equiano Project has been funded by a 653,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund with additional support from Birmingham City Council and the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council 'Renaissance in the Regions'.


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