London, 24th March 2020
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Let's talk about sex. We're told it sells - but who are we selling it to? The Museum of London launched their first ever LGBTQ gallery tours in November 2019. Looking back on the development process for the tours, Andrew wants to examine the politics of interpreting gender and sexuality in a museum context. How can it be done? When can it be done? And, of course, who are we doing it for?
If you're a museum that doesn't possess a collection to rival the British Museum, is it even worth calling yourself a museum? It's an unpopular opinion, and not one that we agree with. Just because a museum doesn't own an Egyptian Mummy or re-branded the Parthenon marbles, doesn't mean its collection is worthless. Egham Museum has embarked upon a one museum crusade, showcasing some of the more bizarre items that lurk within its collection in its new podcast, Egham Oddities. We want to make it our mission to unearth both the historic and local value in mundane items, which reflect daily life. While we poke fun at ourselves, we also take a serious look at why some objects hold such meaning and to who, as well as discussing some of the challenges small museums face. So if you like talking about museum objects and some of the more curious items that lurk within their collections, this is the slot for you.