The Bank of England has removed 10 oil paintings and busts of governors and directors with known connections to the transatlantic slave trade.
On display within the bank’s headquarters and museum, the works from the 18th and 19th Century included its founding director Gilbert Heathcote.
The bank announced a review of its art collection last June following last year’s Black Lives Matter protests.
It has also hired a researcher on slavery for its museum, to “explore the bank's historic links with the transatlantic slave trade in detail.”
A Bank of England spokesperson said the work will shape future museum displays interpreting these connections.