National Geographic: Dog collar or slave collar? A Dutch museum interrogates a brutal past.

National Geographic: Dog collar or slave collar? A Dutch museum interrogates a brutal past.. “When a finely engraved 17th-century golden collar was donated to the Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands’ national museum in 1881, it was labeled as a dog collar. But a few years ago, when the museum reexamined its collections for its recent exhibition on the Dutch slave trade, curators realized the beautiful object had an ugly past.”

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