Museum of London Docklands Delivers New Display

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LONDON.- Big issues are covered in small-scale artworks in “Post Abolition”, which opens at Museum of London Docklands on January 18, 2010. The display features stamp designs from the 1930s onwards commemorating the abolition of slavery and it inaugurates the year-long London Festival of Stamps. “Post Abolition” is created in partnership with the Sands of Time Consultancy. It features over 30 designs, together with new stamps created by students from Barnet College as part of a community project with the Museum. Key stamps in the display include a 1965 Jamaican stamp marking Paul Bogle and the Morant Bay uprising. Also featured is the ‘Black Heritage’ series of stamps launched in 1978 by the US Postal Service featuring Harriet Tubman, known as the Moses of her people for helping men and women escape from the American slave states. Tom Wareham, Curator at the Museum of London Docklands, said: “The great