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Without Borders: LGBTQ+ Archives, Libraries, Museums and Special Collections Conference

I’m really excited to be on the steering committee for ‘Without Borders…’, the Archives, Libraries, Museums and Special Collections (ALMS) LGBTQ+ conference taking place in London in June 2016. The call for papers is below – please do submit abstracts and circulate the CFP widely. You can see information about the previous ALMS conference that took place…

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Exhibitions on Screen

One of the most difficult elements of researching and writing about past exhibitions is grasping how they looked and how they felt to walk around. Even though some exhibition plans are available in museum archives, these documents don’t always give a real insight into how the exhibition was laid out, or the route the visitor would…

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Women’s History Month

It’s now March, which means it’s also Women’s History Month! A chance to celebrate and remember women and women’s history (though this of course should also happen every month). To kick off Women’s History Month, @MuseumHour asked me to guest host their #MusuemHour, an online chat held every Monday between 8-9pm (GMT). For an hour we…

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Gross indecency petition: pardoning the past

Today, descendants of Alan Turing will take a petition signed by over 500,000 people to Downing Street. The petition to pardon all men who were convicted under the ‘gross indecency’ law has clearly resonated with the public, but I haven’t signed it. I can’t sign it because I do not think it is the right thing to…