Article | LGBTQ+ heritage of museum collections to be revealed and celebrated as part of major new project

LGBTQ+ heritage embedded in the rich collections at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) will be revealed and celebrated as part of a major new collaboration.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer history can be found in the museum’s collections in areas such as zoology, anthropology, fine art, and local and overseas archaeology, but it is not visible at the moment.

During an 18-month project, curators and engagement specialists at RAMM will work together with Dr Jana Funke from the University of Exeter and socially engaged artist and writer Natalie McGrath to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities in the South West to uncover, create and share existing and new LGBTQ+ heritage at the museum.

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Photo: Formal Gown made of hand-painted Chinese silk, England, About 1760-65 – sparked styles later used in the New York ballroom scene 

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