OUT IN OXFORD
The Ashmolean Museum, along with six other collections, is proud to have participated in this cross collections trail with six other collections in Oxford: the Bate Collection, the Bodleian Libraries, the Botanic Gardens, the Museum of the History of Science, the Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers Museum.
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This trail is the result of ‘Celebrating Diversity’, a project funded by Arts Council England via the Oxford University Museums Partnership and created with the LGBTQ+ community.
Almost fifty volunteers, who identify as LGBTQ+ or are allies, have been involved writing the interpretations and co-curating the trail’s launch events. Through these interpretations we strive to celebrate diversity and highlight LGBTQ+ experiences.
The items included have been identified with the help of staff from each collection represented. Through 'Out in Oxford', we hope to offer alternative insights into our shared, queer heritage.
– Beth Asbury, Project Manager