“This show and tell will display exhibition catalogues, critical theory, photobooks, zines, and artists’ books from the library collections to examine a wide range of LGBT identities throughout art history. The items from the library collections will explore themes of gender and the body, the power of visibility through photography, and the role of art and activism.
Hosted by Holly Callaghan, Liaison Librarian and Cedric Gibaud, Library and Archive Co-ordinator.”
Friday 2 October 2015, 12.30 – 14.30
Blogpost by Liz Chapman, which looks at the importance of providing for LGBTQ* people, and outlines nine things you can do.
It also includes a resources/reading list.
Review by Caroline Downie in School Librarian, 63 (2) Summer 2015
“Here [John Vincent] has written a very readable and interesting book charting not only the sector’s response to the LGBT community but also a short history of the community itself …
There have always been books by LGBT authors on the shelves; it was up to ‘out’ staff to show us that. The response from the heritage sector seems to have come later and much more quietly. As John points out, this is more to do with the problem of curating exhibits on the subject than a reluctance of the institutions. It will certainly be of use to professionals wanting to make themselves aware of the issues and ensure that their collections reflect their readership as a whole …” [Excerpt]
The aims of this blog are to:
- help bring this book to more people’s attention
- add stories and information which were not included in the book when it was published in January 2014
- highlight reviews of the book, and
- help keep readers up-to-date with LGBTQ activities in the cultural sector.