The National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Slave Wrecks Project Unveil Objects from Sunken Slave Ship

June 1, 2015
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As the result of a unique global partnership among museums and research institutions, objects from a slave ship that was shipwrecked off the coast of Cape Town, South Africa in 1794 will be on long-term loan to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The discovery of the ship marks a milestone in the study of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and showcases the results of the Slave Wrecks Project, a partnership that includes NMAAHC and six partners in the U.S. and Africa.