What Lies Unspoken

from Jul 27th 2017


To mark the 100th anniversary of the sale of the Danish West Indies to the USA, SMK delves into untold stories from Denmark’s colonial rule in the West Indies. Working in collaboration with the Malmö University research project Living Archives, we home in on oft-overlooked stories about the black servants and slaves who worked for Danish families in the West Indies. Taking its starting point in the SMK collections, we also explore how our cultural memory shapes and changes the way we perceive these issues today.