Sir Thomas Picton is a controversial figure known for his brutality. Yet his portrait has been on display as a permanent fixture at the National Museum of Wales for over 100 years.
To address this long-standing injustice, Museum curators established ‘Reframing Picton’, a community-led project in collaboration with the Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel’s (SSAP) Youth Leadership Network. The resulting exhibition re-interprets the narrative around Picton’s legacy and provides a space for visitors of all backgrounds to listen, reflect and learn from the past. I met some of the curators to hear more this month.