Yinka Shonibare, Wanderer (detail), 2006

VIDEO: Wanderer and its Legacy: A Conversation with Margie Scoby

Learn about the real-life history behind Yinka Shonibare CBE, RA’s Wanderer, a model ship that both memorializes the nineteenth-century pleasure yacht turned slave ship and interrogates the relationship between the transatlantic slave trade, colonialism, and power.

Addison curators Gordon Wilkins and Rachel Vogel are joined by Margie Scoby, a genealogist, historian, and founder and curator of Finding Our Roots African American Museum in Houma, Louisiana, who will discuss the history of this illegal slave ship and her research tracing the stories of those ancestors who survived the transatlantic crossing of the Wanderer, including her own. (Recorded on January 4, 2024) .

Yinka Shonibare, Wanderer (detail), 2006, ship model: wood, plexiglas, fabric, and brass, 42 1/4 x 22 x 5 inches, museum purchase, 2016.38

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