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Museum Maketh Man

February 6, 2015

Museum Maketh Man

Monday 9 February 14:00 — 15:00 and Tuesday 10 February 10:00 — 11:00,
The Manchester Museum

This tour explores how gender and sexuality is constructed or omitted in Victorian encyclopaedic museums via their displays and associated collections of natural science and human culture. It will reveal the legacy of colonial heteropatriachical thinking and the implications of this for contemporary LGBTQ audiences.

Stephen Welsh has been Curator of Living Cultures at Manchester Museum, The University of Manchester, since 2007. He is responsible for ensuring access, both physical and intellectual, to a collection of over 18,000 ethnographic objects from all over the world. His most recent exhibitions include China: Journey to the East, Breed: The British and their Dogs, and Warriors of the Plains. Previously he was Project Curator at the International Slavery Museum, National Museum Liverpool, from 2005 to 2007. His research interests include colonialism, multiculturalism and sexuality.

Please note: tours are limited to 15 people due to space restrictions. To book mcrmuseum.eventbrite.com or email stephen.welsh@manchester.ac.uk for more information

These tour are part of the First National Festival of LGBT History.

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