This National Lottery Heritage-funded project (2020-2022) seeks to reveal and celebrate LGBTQ+ heritage embedded in the rich collections at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM) in Exeter. Prof Jana Funke from the University of Exeter and socially engaged artist and writer Natalie McGrath are working with engagement specialists, including Ellie Coleman, and curators at RAMM 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.
The project team acknowledges that there are important intersections between queering and decolonising museum spaces and is committed to doing this work across the different strands of the project. We are also committed to centring trans and non-binary perspectives and are keen to develop a trans-inclusive queer feminist approach to museum collections to work against historical processes of erasure.
The views presented on this website are Jana Funke’s and Natalie McGrath’s own unless otherwise indicated.