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Stamps celebrating the abolition of slavery go on display in Docklands

PUBLISHED: 18:00 18 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:23 05 October 2010

STAMP designs commemorating the abolition of slavery will go on display at the Museum of London Docklands. The display features stamp designs from the 1930s onwards commemorating the abolition of slavery and it inaugurates the year-long London Festival

STAMP designs commemorating the abolition of slavery will go on display at the Museum of London Docklands.

The display features stamp designs from the 1930s onwards commemorating the abolition of slavery and it inaugurates the year-long London Festival of Stamps.

It features over 30 designs, together with new stamps created by students from Barnet College as part of a community project with the museum in West India Quay.

Tom Wareham, curator at the Museum of London Docklands, said: "The great thing about these stamps is that they are not just miniature works of art, they also convey what the abolition of slavery has come to mean to people in different parts of the world.

This display highlights the subtle messages and symbolism often contained within the designs."

The exhibition opens on January 18 2010 and runs until June 30.


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