Later this week, on Friday 13 June and Saturday 14 June 2014, international conference ‘The Un-Straight Museum’ will be held at the Museum of Liverpool, organised by LGBT arts and social justice organisation Homotopia, and National Museums Liverpool. The Un-Straight Museum will explore the role of cultural institutions, curators and archivists in representing marginalised communities and promoting diversity.
This conference will be taking place at the Museum of Liverpool, where the major exhibition exploring Trans* experience, ‘April Ashley: Portrait of a Lady’, has already been seen by over 200, 000 visitors. The Un-Straight Museum will address the under-representation of LGBT heritage in mainstream public spaces. It will also showcase examples of groundbreaking work where hidden histories are being uncovered and represented.
With speakers from Sweden, Germany, United States and Finland, as well as the Victoria and Albert Museum and Tate, this two-day event is aimed at people working in the heritage and cultural sectors, researchers, academics and interested members of the LGBT community.
For more information and details of the provisional programme, please visit the Homotopia website.