George III goes into storage after slavery rethink – The Times

A figurehead of George III celebrating the outcome of the Battle of Waterloo has been removed from the National Maritime Museum after confusion over its meaning and accusations of racist imagery.
The mahogany carving shows the king in the pose of a Roman emperor, wearing a laurel wreath to symbolise triumph while two African men beneath him clasp their hands.
It emerged yesterday that staff at the museum removed the piece last year after complaints from visitors and employees. A statement put in its place read: “For many visitors and staff, its imagery of a powerful white king with two subservient black men is a hurtful reinforcement of enduring racial stereotypes.
“Monarchs are typically portrayed as the dominant figure, with others shown in a secondary
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