On 11 March 2020, I unknowingly left campus for the semester – contemplating crowns as I did. Macbeth’s, from my last class discussion. My molar’s, that I joked to students would soon be coronated. A bride’s, in her plantation-museum wedding portrait I’d recently lectured about. Above all, the virus’s, terrorizing our world. Within days, administrators […]Read More Museums, Molars, Money: Coming to Terms with (Teaching) COVID-19
Introduction I have been writing this blog post for a little while now, my life has been hectic and fast-paced, with me constantly struggling to catch up and so I sat on this piece and waited until I felt like I had more time. Now I am sat here, in lock-down in the UK, and […]Read More ‘I can see queerly now…’: Time, Space, and Re/presentation
“I have let everyone down… and LGBT+ people will lose out because of me.” This sentence went through my mind (or more like it stomped through my mind) when I made the decision to pull an article that I had been writing for Animated Magazine: People Dancing (Foundation for Community Dance). My words were about a conference […]Read More Queer Curatorship for New Realities
Originally published on Routledge website and reproduced here with the permission of the author. For those of you endeavoring to adapt your museum studies courses to an online environment, I encourage you to explore narrative analysis – both visual and written – regarding the construction of gender on the websites of museums that were once […]Read More Plantation Museum Narratives and Gender – Part 1
Originally published on Routledge website and reproduced here with the permission of the author. For those who are struggling to put Museum Studies classes on line, here’s an activity based my introduction to Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism. This activity engages students in considering gender diversity in museums. Visit the museum’s fascinating virtual museum tour of highlights […]Read More On line teaching activity related to Museums, Sexuality, and Gender Activism
The world is changing – and rapidly. COVID-19 – colloquially the Coronavirus – is impacting on how we live our lives. Social distancing as a precautionary measure – and enforced in many places around the world – is challenging the ways we understand human connection. It is challenging our everyday routines and our relationships. Despite […]Read More Queering the norm during a pandemic
This was written in response to the KINQ Manifesto, particularly responding to point 2 and 4 of the Manifesto. All museums are sex museums The KINQ manifesto does something very essential, it discusses heteronormativity in archive, library and museum spaces. As with whiteness, naming, discussing and pointing a finger at heteronormativity is an important part […]Read More Queering needs to be anti-colonial
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