Hans Sloane: The controversy behind one of the greatest collectors

What have the British Museum, the British Library and the Natural History Museum all got in common? At the heart of each of their collections is the life's work of one man, Sir Hans Sloane.

But should we celebrate a man whose collections are so closely linked to slavery and imperialism?

James Delbourgo, author of Collectors' World: The Life and Curiosity of Hans Sloane, and Martha Fleming, research associate on the British Museum's Reconstructing Sloane project discuss the impact - and controversy - of one of the greatest collectors.

(Image: Hans Sloane. Credit: Getty Images)

Jun 02, 12:00 AM
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