Thu, 12 Nov|
Big Talk Open Lectures: E-J Scott and the Museum of Transology
In the second instalment of our Big Talk lectures, join queer cultural curator E-J Scott, as we talk about his process and how its designed to queer the museum, rather than museum-ing what’s queer.
Time & Location
12 Nov 2020, 18:00 – 19:00
About the Event
E-J Scott is a queer cultural curator whose practice embraces collecting as a form of
museological direct action. By deconstructing the museum process of acquiring and
describing objects, E-J equips communities who have historically been erased or
misrepresented in heritage spaces to become the curators of their own stories within them.
This process is designed to queer the museum, rather than museum-ing what’s queer, by
disrupting the hierarchy of institutionalised curatorial expertise that has contributed to the
elitist authority embedded in Anglo-American history telling.
E-J’s work includes founding the Museum of Transology, the world’s largest collection of
material culture surrounding trans lives, putting the pub back into public history for
Duckie.co.uk. and curating Tate’s annual Queer & Now festival. He is currently queering the
collections at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Ditchling Museum of Arts + Crafts and
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery. museumoftransology.com
Image courtesy of Sharon Kilgannon @alonglinesphotography
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Big Talk Open Lecture£0.00