A groundbreaking outdoor art display at the National Maritime Museum
Thirty-six globes, one groundbreaking outdoor art experience: see The World Reimagined at the National Maritime Museum.
The World Reimagined aims to transform how we understand the transatlantic slave trade and its impact on all of us, in order to make racial justice a reality.
A series of giant globes, each adorned with a unique artwork, are laid out across the lawns of the National Maritime Museum.
From internationally recognised artists including Yinka Shonibare and Vashti Harrison to a host of emerging talents, together the works aim to "explore the world as it is and the world as it could be".
"For too long, the history of the Transatlantic Trade in Enslaved Africans has been untold, unheard, or mistaught. In the UK, we celebrate with pride the Trade’s abolition – but the people who were enslaved and their descendants; Britain’s role in the Trade’s creation; and the Trade’s devastating legacy are usually missing from how history is told. This is not ‘Black History’, this is all of our history.
"We are living in a key moment for racial justice and it calls on us to courageously face our shared history with honesty, empathy and grace so we can create a new future in which all can say: I am seen."
- The World Reimagined
Each globe takes you on a journey of discovery, exploring themes including slavery and emancipation, racial justice, community and hopeful visions for the future.
Throughout 2022 The World Reimagined toured the UK, with public sculpture trails set up in seven different cities from London to Liverpool.
Now the globes have arrived in Greenwich, and will be on display every day throughout the summer – including during landmark celebration days such as World Oceans Day and the 75th anniversary of the Windrush's arrival in Britain.
See them for free outside the National Maritime Museum, and find out more about each globe on The World Reimagined website.
The National Maritime Museum is free to enter. You can book online in advance or turn up on the day. Find out more about planning your visit here.