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Out on Display: Exploring LGBTI+ Histories in the Museum

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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

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Join the National Museum of Ireland for a morning of talks exploring how Irish museums can best reflect LGBTI+ history

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The last decade has seen positive changes in how Irish cultural institutions reflect LGBTI+ history. The exhibition, Rainbow Revolution is the National Museum's first exhibition representing LGBTI+ history, and the Museum will hold a programme of events which aim to engage and inform our visitors and provide opportunities for new perspectives into the Museum's collections. On 5th October a broad range of speakers, including those representative of the LGBTI+ community, will gather to explore how Irish museums can best reflect LGBTI+ history by collecting, exhibiting, interpreting and engaging with the stories of LGBTI+ people.

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9.30am: Registration

10.00am – 11.00am . Panel 1: Exhibiting Hidden Histories: Exploring the Historical Context for the current work in museums.

Panel Chair: Dr Patrick McDonagh, Irish Queer History Scholar and Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Edmund Lynch, Film maker, producer and activist.

Sara R. Phillips, Founder of Irish Trans Archive and activist

Tonie Walsh, Curator Irish Queer Archive and activist

11.00am - 11.30am: Coffee break

11.30am - 12.30pm. Panel 2: Collecting, Identifying and Interpreting LGBTI+ History in Museums.

Panel Chair: Brenda Malone, Curator, National Museum of Ireland

Brian Crowley, Curator, Kilmainham Gaol

Jozie Kettle, Public Engagement with Research Officer Pitt Rivers Museum / Beyond the Binary project, and Hannah Bruce, Beyond the Binary Project Officer.

Louise Walsh, Artist, Lecturer at National College of Art and Design

12.30pm – 1.30pm. Panel 3: Looking to the future: How might museums re-evaluate, revise and use new methods to record and include LGBTI+ history?

Panel Chair: Judith Finlay, Registrar, National Museum of Ireland

Kate Drinane, Education, National Gallery of Ireland

Orla Egan, Digital Curator, Cork LGBT Archive

Kristopher Reid, Ulster University

Admission Free. Booking at bookings@museum.ie and Eventbrite.

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