Queer legacies: Transforming practice in museums and galleries post-2017

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Wed 7 March 2018
10:30 – 17:00 GMT
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery
The Old Courthouse 118 Church Street (side entrance)
Brighton, England BN1 1UD

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Queer Legacies is a one-day conference exploring the impact on the museum and galleries sector of programming to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK in 2017. Have LGBTQ collaborations and events in the museum and gallery sector during 2017 created a permanent legacy? Have they helped to challenge and change the ways in which museums and galleries look at and share their collections, how they operate and how they collaborate with diverse communities? The conference explores the challenges and successes of projects over the past year, from the point of view of museums, galleries and the communities with which they have collaborated, and the legacy that is transforming the ways in which the sector works.

Amsterdam Museum: Community acknowledgement and transforming museum
practice; from outreach to ‘inreach’.

Illustrated by the Amsterdam Museum projects Transmission and Trans* Objects (video art project of TranScreen edition 2017), together with Amsterdam Museum we will give a presentation. Our main focus will be on the need for community acknowledgement and for museum accessibility, in order for museums to play a constructive role in empowering and connecting people. We will talk about representation and identity in the Amsterdam Museum but mainly take our audiences with us on a journey of transforming museum practice. Our presentation aims to be an inspirational talk about making the museum more relevant and accessible based on working with communities, and, in the context of acknowledgement and reciprocity, about the added value of a museum can bring to LGBTQI+ communities.


This event is organised by Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove. Each year the Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove, organises a national conference for the museums sector with support from the Arts Council of England.