Professional development course
Engaging LGBTQ Audiences: Queering the Collection

Thursday 21 November 2019

  • Thursday 21 November 2019

  • Seminar Room 2, V&A South Kensington

  • Course price £175.00 - £195.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

On this one-day course we will look at ways of engaging LGBTQ audiences through programming and events. Queer stories have always existed in the museum but are sometimes hidden. How can we share these stories so that LGBTQ communities and individuals are properly represented in museum and gallery settings?

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It was so rare to be on a training course where the speakers are so engaged and passionate. Thank you! Inspiring! 2019 Course Student

Course Overview

Led by staff and volunteers of the V&A's LGBTQ Working Group, this course will analyse curatorial approaches and raise important questions regarding representation of LGBTQ identity in museum and gallery settings.

In the afternoon, arts educator Jon Sleigh and V&A Curator Zorian Clayton will lead a workshop session in the V&A's Prints and Drawings Study Room, looking at a selection of art objects and applying queer readings to them. Participants will gain insights into ways of drawing out queer stories and qualities and developing their own museum resources.

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Professional development course: Engaging LGBTQ Audiences: Queering the Collection

21 November 2019

£175.00 - £195.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)