Volunteers respond to four objects in the collection that relate to LGBTQ histories, and offer an insight into ongoing research that is taking place behind the scenes.
18 January 2022
26 June 2020
June is Pride month, and although there’s no parade this year, we’re celebrating LGBTQ stories from the collection picked by our LGBTQ tour volunteers, colleagues from partner museums and people who’ve worked with us recently.
27 March 2020
Whether it’s a virtual visit or a Curator’s corner, there are plenty of ways to keep exploring the British Museum online – here are our favourite ones.
21 August 2019
As the Museum launches free LGBTQ tours, Dan Vo explains why it’s so important for museums and galleries to explore these often underrepresented histories.
26 June 2018
A new audio commentary tour exploring LGBTQ histories in the Museum’s collection has just been launched. Head of Interpretation and Volunteers, Stuart Frost, highlights objects from the tour and looks at stories that, until recently, have been overlooked or underrepresented in museums and galleries.
5 July 2017
Laura Phillips, Head of Community Partnerships at the Museum, writes on the importance of institutions being bold with their LGBTQ histories, and why that can sometimes be a nerve-racking experience.
3 July 2017
Assistant Collections Manager George Benson talks about hoisting the Rainbow Flag over the British Museum for Pride, and why its importance isn’t just restricted to LGBTQ people.
17 May 2017
Desire, love, identity is a small exhibition that draws selectively from across the breadth of the Museum’s vast collection to highlight LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) histories that have until recently been overlooked or underrepresented in museums and galleries.
9 March 2017
The exhibition The American Dream: pop to the present is now open. Why is this extraordinary collection of modern and contemporary art at the British Museum?