Abi SharpComment

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

Abi SharpComment
Queer Legacies: Transforming practice in museums and galleries post-2017

Royal Pavilion & Museums present a one-day conference exploring the impact of museums’ programming to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality during 2017.

Date: Wed 7 March 2018

Time: 10.30am - 4.45pm

Venue: Brighton Museum & Art Gallery

Tickets: Tickets £65 • Concessions available. Booking available here.

How have the challenges and successes of museum projects over the past year changed ongoing practice in the sector? Have they helped to influence and change the ways in which museums and galleries look at and share their collections, and collaborate with diverse communities?


  • Matt Smith, Chair. Artist, curator and Professor of Crafts at Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm

  • Mirjam Sneeurloper and Maik Mirkovic on Transmission (2015-16) at Amsterdam Museum

  • Beth Asbury, Clara Barker and Jozie Kettle on Out in Oxford (GLAM Oxford)

  • Charlotte Keenan on Pride & Prejudice: Bringing Stories Out of the Closet at Liverpool Museums

  • Rachael Lennon on Prejudice & Pride (National Trust UK)

  • Martin Pel, Ellie Newland and members of thE Project’s Youth Team on Wear it Out: Queer Looks at Brighton Museum

  • E-J Scott on the Museum of Transology at Brighton Museum

  • Clare Barlow on Queer British Art, Tate Britain

  • Alice Cox on Refracted at Russell-Cotes Museum, Bournemouth

  • Mark Wilson and Vivien Walsh on Never Going Underground at the People’s History Museum, Manchester

10 bursaries available contact nicola.coleby@brighton-hove.gov.uk

All tickets include free admission to the Royal Pavilion and Brighton Museum on 7 and 8 March 2018.

For enquiries, please contact the Booking Office at the Royal Pavilion & Museums 03000 290900, visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk

For information on the wealth of LGBTQ inclusive facilities and accommodation in Brighton & Hove please see https://www.visitbrighton.com/lgbt

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