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
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