Hearing LGBTQ Voices in Museums and the Archives
Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group (SIG) online event
The Oral History Society LGBTQ Special Interest Group (SIG) will be holding an online event about LGBTQ history in museums and archives. The event will be chaired by Norena Shopland. We will hear from three speakers, Tom Furber from London Metropolitan Archives; Dan Vo, from the V&A Museum, and Mark Etheridge from the National Museum of Wales. We would love you to join us for this exciting event which is free, but you need to sign up on EVENTBRITE to receive the link to attend.
Tom is an Engagement and Learning Officer at London Metropolitan Archives. Tom will be introducing the LGBTQ+ oral histories held at London Metropolitan Archives which include the Speak Out! collection and the recently completed Haringey Vanguard project, a community Black LGBTQ+ oral history and memorabilia archive.
Dan is a media producer and freelance museum professional. He is co-project manager of the Queer Heritage and Collections Network supported by the Art Fund and National Heritage Lottery Fund and has developed LGBTQ+ tours and programming for the V&A Museum, National Gallery, National Museum Wales, Tate, and University of Cambridge Museums among others. He is a patron of LGBT+ History Month.
Mark is a Curator at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales – where he has curatorial responsibility for LGBTQ+ history. He will be discussing how he and his team collects and uses oral histories as a way to catalogue and interpret museum objects at St Fagans National Museum of History.
Chair: Norena Shopland
Norena Shopland has a Master’s degree in heritage studies and has worked for the British Museum, National Museums Scotland and the Museum of London among others. Now living back in Wales she has worked with leading heritage organisations including National Museums Wales, Glamorgan Archives and Cardiff Story Museum. Her most recent publication is A Practical Guide to LGBTQIA Historical Records.