29 Mar - 11 Aug

Tentoonstelling Resistance against slavery


The Resistance Against Slavery-exhibition has been opened in the Resistance Museum. This pop-up exhibition is the first of a series of presentations in the run-up to the realization of the National Slavery Museum in the making. 

The exhibition is about both the resistance of enslaved people themselves and the anti-slavery movement in the Netherlands. The Dutch anti-slavery activists, or abolitionists, were often young people and women.

There has always been opposition to slavery. Enslaved people fled and frequently rebelled. Slavery received little attention in the Netherlands for a long time. Slavery was mainly defended by administrators and the church. But there were also loners and groups who morally condemned slavery. From the 19th century onwards, the anti-slavery movement of the abolitionists grew. The exhibition highlights the protests of precisely these people.

The exhibition can be seen until mid-August.

Resistance against slavery, until August 11 2024, Resistance Museum Amsterdam, Plantage Kerklaan 61.