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April Ashley exhibition attracts 930,000 visitors

After 17 months and 930,000 visitors the ground-breaking exhibition April Ashley; portrait of a lady, about the life of the Trans icon, model and actress will officially closed on Sunday March 1st at the Museum of Liverpool. Commenting on the popularity of her exhibition and its closure April Ashley said; “It has made me very…

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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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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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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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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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April Ashley & Bambi

April Ashley: Portrait of a lady. OFFICIAL TRAILER

The Official trailer for the new APRIL ASHLEY exhibition. Museum of Liverpool to open exhibition about transgender icon. The Museum of Liverpool is to host a new major exhibition this September looking at the history of transgender people in Britain over the past 70 years, focusing on the experiences of one exceptional individual. Opening 27…

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Kay Jones

The Making of ‘April Ashley, Portrait of a lady’ #3

Kay Jones, Curator of Community History, tours the space in the Museum of Liverpool where the April Ashley exhibition is being constructed.

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main April Sign

The Making of ‘April Ashley, Portrait of a lady’ #2

Here’s a stop motion animation of the main sign from the exhibition being installed in the Museum of Liverpool.

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