• The image of the black at the National Gallery (2, 9, 16/10/19)

    NB These tours are sponsored by the National Gallery and therefore free to attend!


    From kings and queens to slaves and servants, black presence takes many different forms in the paintings of the National Gallery. 

    Historian Michael Ohajuru throws a spotlight on the sometimes hidden, sometimes explicit, black presence revealed in three Gallery paintings.


    Wednesday, 2 October 2019: Veronese's Adoration of the Kings

    Please meet in room 9


    Wednesday, 9 October 2019: Portraiture in the age of slavery

    Please meet in room 36


    Wednesday, 16 October 2019: Johann Liss’s Judith in the Tent of Holofernes

    Please meet in room 24


    1 - 1.30 pm

    National Gallery London

    Trafalgar Square


    No need to book. However, spaces are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


    delivered by Michael Ohajuru