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As part of Black History Month The Hunterian will offer an evening of discussions around decolonising our collections.

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Dr Peggy Brunache, Lecturer in the History of Slavery at the University of Glasgow will be moderating the session.

Director of The Hunterian, Steph Scholten will give an introductory contextualising talk on 'Decolonising The Hunterian' followed by two short case studies.

Curator for Archaeology & World Cultures, Dr. Andy Mills will discuss some of the African masterpieces in The Hunterian’s World Cultures collection.

Dr. Lola Sanchez-Jáuregui, William Hunter Curator, will discuss the case of Alexander MacFarlane, merchant and slave owner in Jamaica, and his bequest of astronomical instruments to the University of Glasgow.

A Q&A will follow. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Hunterian Museum.

Dr Peggy Brunache is a lecturer in the history of Atlantic slavery at the University of Glasgow. Born in Miami to Haitian parents, she trained and worked as an historical archaeologist with a focus on slave plantation studies, the African diaspora and the transatlantic slave trade, working on archaeological projects in Benin, West Africa, Guadeloupe, and various sites in the United States. Her media appearances include BBCTV's Black and British documentary series and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Scotland ’s programmes.

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