The Un-Straight Museum

The Un-Straight Museum

An international conference organised by the LGBT arts and social justice organisation Homotopia and National Museums Liverpool. The Un-straight Museum explored the role of cultural institutions, curators, and archivists in representing marginalised communities and promoting diversity. It took place in the Museum of Liverpool where the major exhibition exploring Trans* experience, ‘April Ashley: portrait of…

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April Ashley Feedback

April Ashley – Exhibition Feedback

Some of the feedback from the opening of the April Ashley exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool.

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April Ashley

April Ashley – Narrated Video Slideshow

This is one of the films that appears in the April Ashley, Portrait of a lady exhibition, currently on at the Museum of Liverpool. The slideshow is narrated by April.

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Wall 7 & 8 .1

Exhibition Plans

Below is a look at the original plans made of the exhibition by Designer Olivia du Monceau. These plans show how the exhibition was put together allowing us to have a visual sense of the space and how the different elements to the exhibition related to each other, before signed off on the print and…

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Olivia du Monceau

The Making of ‘April Ashley, Portrait of a lady’ #5

Designer, Olivia du Monceau takes a tour of the space and talks about some of the design considerations that have gone into the making of the exhibition.

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Launch

Launch day photos

Here’s are some photos taken by Sara Davidmann at the exhibition launch last week. Thank you Sara.

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Ben

More Twitter Feedback

Here’s some more responses to the exhibition to from people on Twitter since the launch of the exhibition. @MuseumLiverpool @HomotopiaFest viewing the exhibition of April Ashley. Amazing story. Giving inspiration and hope to others. — Julie O'Grady (@julie_ogrady) September 29, 2013 EXPOSICIÓN > 'April Ashley: Retrato de una dama' explora la vida de primer icono…

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Our Stories

OUR STORIES

This book contains extracts taken from oral history interviews conducted between October 2012 and July 2013. They are part of the April Ashley heritage project and exhibition April Ashley; portrait of a lady. This collection of interviews features a variety of people whose gender identity and/or expression differs from the sex they were assigned at…

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April Ashley quote

Exhibition Launch

The exhibition launch yesterday was both amazing and moving. It was Fantastic to see people in the space. Here’s some of the responses we’ve had so far via twitter. Loved the April Ashley exhibition at @MuseumLiverpool, already arranged a second visit #equality @SEEN_LIVERPOOL pic.twitter.com/CKrh43hbFq — Rebecca Keegan (@Rebecca_Keegan) September 27, 2013 April Ashley is a…

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Bev Ayre

The Making of ‘April Ashley, Portrait of a lady’ #4

On the day of the exhibition launch, Bev Ayre and Lou Muddle talk about how the exhibition will share April’s story along with experiences of transgender people and how April’s life has influenced the social, political and legal aspects of transgender people’s histories.

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