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Parliament and the British Slave Trade 1600-1807

TitleParliament and the British Slave Trade 1600-1807
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsPrior, D.
Secondary TitleMuseums and the Web 2008. Proceedings
Conference Start DateApril 9-12, 2008
PublisherArchives & Museum Informatics
Place PublishedMontreal, Quebec, Canada
EditorTrant, J., & Bearman D.
Keywordsarchives, diversity, exhibition, interactive, learning

The year 2007 marked the 200th anniversary of the parliamentary abolition of the British slave trade. In order to provide on-line access to the wealth of material held by the UK Parliamentary Archives in London, a Web site was commissioned to enable users to interact with documents, works of art and museum artifacts, as well as to provide a legacy of an exhibition held at Westminster in the summer of 2007.