Queering the RAMM Collections Event (25 February 2021)

Thursday, 25th February 2021

6:30 to 7:30 pm
Online (Zoom) – please sign up here

What can the RAMM collections tell us about LGBTQ+ history and heritage?

On 25th February, we ran an online event at which our wonderful team of researchers shared some of their emerging insights into the museum collections! We heard brilliant talks about Humboldt’s Wooly Monkey, the pestle and mortar imagery in Audre Lorde’s work, the queer and trans dimensions of Mary Shelley‘s work, the life and work of William Courtenay, the queer resonances of this Early Modern finger ring, and queer receptions of the Bacchae. The event concluded with a wider discussion of what it means to queer museums and archives.