April Ashley 80

April Ashley at 80

A short film documenting April’s visit to Liverpool for her 80th birthday where she was also awarded Honour of the City.


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…

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…

April Ashley Feedback

April Ashley – Exhibition Feedback

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

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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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…


Trans* Portraits Photographs by Sara Davidmann

Eight of Sara Davidmann’s trans* portraits are exhibited in the ‘April Ashley: Portrait of a lady’ exhibition. Davidmann has taken photographs in collaboration with people from the UK trans* community since 1999. Her photographs offer an important counteraction to mass media representations/misrepresentations of trans* people. 1. Jenny-Anne and Elen, 2009 2. Mates, 2012 3. Nikki,…

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.


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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The launch of April Ashley: portrait of a lady

The 26th September saw the official opening of the April Ashley: portrait of a lady exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool.