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What's the correlation between the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the items in museums' African collections? This is a visualization putting these two pieces of data together, using publicly available museums data from a handful of museums.

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Timelines of Museums' African Collections and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

Visualizing the correlation between museums' African collections and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade

A screenshot of the visualization. The top half is a bar graph showing the volume of enslaved people that were removed from the African continent by year. The bottom half shows the years object were created that are from the African collections of 5 different art museums.

What's the correlation between the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the items in museums' African collections? This is a visualization putting these two pieces of data together, using publicly available museums data from a handful of museums.

All museum data has been aggregated and anonymized in data/collection.csv. Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade data provided by slavevoyages.org

Getting Started

All the anonymized musuem data is in a single CSV in data/collection.csv. It's a two column file in the format:

Year Number of object
-100 5
15 5
1993 5

To use your own museum's data, create a CSV formatted the same way and replace this file with yours. The visualization will render showing your data in the bottom half.

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Prepared for a demonstration at Museums and the Web 2016

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What's the correlation between the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the items in museums' African collections? This is a visualization putting these two pieces of data together, using publicly available museums data from a handful of museums.

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