Conservation of the Ruins of 18th-Century and Other Structures on Bunce Island Associated with the Transatlantic Slave Trade

This project involves conservation of the fort ruins and measures to reduce the risk of coastal erosion.

As a major slave fort, Bunce Island was part of an economic and demographic dynamic that transformed Africa, the United States, the Caribbean, and Europe between the late 17th and early 19th centuries. [Photo credit: Project organizer]

Project Details


Location: Sierra Leone Organiser(s): World Monuments Fund Funder(s): U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Funding received: $500,000 (USD) Commencement Date: 09/2017 Project Status: Completed
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