The existence of queer lives is evident across place, time and culture, and applying the queer lens to any museum collection can yield rich returns. Looking “in between the lines and in the margins” can reveal clues left behind decades or even centuries earlier. In the worst cases, curators sought to hide, erase or suppress stories of queerness. In the best cases they left a trail of breadcrumbs for those who would come later to follow.
Celebrating 5 years in 2020, Dan Vo founded the award-winning LGBTQ tours at the V&A museum in London, presenting non-binary and non-heteronormative narratives that explore a spectrum of gender and sexual identities through a selection of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) related objects. Driven by collections and led by the community, Dan Vo speaks about the power of communicating queer lives in the setting of museums.
Tickets are free, but spaces are limited – book in advance to avoid missing out!
We are excited to say that on the day we’ll be running a FREE shuttle bus from Lewes train station to Charleston. Details TBC.
This event is part of OUTing the Past, an international festival of LGBT+ history. Find out more here.