The Museum of Transology: Object-ifying trans narratives – E J Scott

February 11, 2017 @ 4:25 pm – 4:45 pm Europe/London Timezone
The National Archives
Richmond TW9
Vicky Iglikowski
+44 (0) 20 8876 3444

Trans his/her/they stories have systematically been written out of the historical past and remain largely ignored by the national and regional museums in the UK. Largely irretrievable and lost forever, their absence serves as a reminder of the extraordinary struggle and length of time it has taken for trans people to be recognised and respected by both the LGB community and broader society.  The (ever- growing) Museum of Transology is a deliberate attempt to write trans narratives back into the academy.  By allowing the donors to self-select their objects and submit their own accompanying object label, this project ensures that trans voices are not only included and empowered, but moreover, cannot be overwritten by CIS curators or historians.  This museum is not only about trans people, it is BY trans people and is brave, extraordinarily revealing and extremely touching.  The Museum of Transology will change the way we look back at this trans tipping point of social change, and ensure that in the future, trans pasts will never again be ignored.

A free talk as part of The National Archives hub of the National Festival of LGBT History.

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