Ausstellungsraum der Sonderausstellung Rum, Schweiß und Tränen

Rum, sweat and tears – Flensburg’s colonial heritage

Rum, sweat and tears – Flensburg’s colonial heritage

Special exhibition from June 11, 2017 to March 4, 2018

To mark the 100th anniversary of the sale of the Danish colonies in the Caribbean, including the people who lived there, to the United States in 2017, the Maritime Museum presented the exhibition ‘Rum, Sweat & Tears’ from 11th og June 2017 to 4th of March 2018. Curated by Imani Tafara-Ama, the exhibition seeks to break with the usual view of one’s own history and to understand the Flensburg sugar and rum trade as part of European colonialism from an African-Caribbean perspective.

The exhibition represents an important point in Flensburg’s reappraisal of its colonial entanglements and has stimulated many discourses that still have an impact today.