Revealing Histories: Remembering Slavery

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Bonbonniere gallery trail label: Bonbonniere is a pretty and appropriate name - Shrigley, Miss Ruth - Manchester Art Gallery

Bonbonniere - is a pretty and appropriate name

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'Bonbonniere' is a pretty and appropriate name for this object because it comes from the French 'bonbon', sweet. It literally means 'good, good' yet this box is associated with something intrinsically bad.

This is a label written by a visitor to Manchester Art Gallery in response to the Revealing Histories: Remembering Slavery Gallery Trail of objects on display that are linked to the transatlantic slave trade.

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