Queerness, queer identities and exhibitions

A Feast Festival talk by Craig Middleton (Curator, National Museum of Australia and Visiting Fellow, Australian National University) | Wednesday 25 November 6PM

Otter and white bear, Queering The Museum installation by Matt Smith, courtesy of the artist

The absence of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer+ (LGBTIQ+) lives and stories in museums internationally is widely acknowledged. The temporary exhibition as a key product of museums has been an important means to include LGBTIQ+ lives to the historical narrative. This talk will explore how queerness and LGBTIQ+ identities have been investigated and presented in museum exhibitions through artistic and creative intervention drawing on examples from Australia and internationally.

Craig Middleton is a Curator at the National Museum of Australia and a Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University. His book (co-authored with Dr Nikki Sullivan) Queering The Museum was published by Routledge in 2019.


Cost: $25 (full price), $20 (concession)

Numbers limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Limited parking available onsite.


Front image: Lucifer, Queering The Museum installation by Matt Smith, courtesy of the artist


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