Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG)

The Queer Heritage and Collections Network

RCMG is delighted to be one of the founding members of the Queer Heritage and Collections Network alongside the National Trust, English Heritage, Historic England and Historic Royal Palaces.

The grant awarded to the Queer Heritage and Collections Network will support project manager, Dan Vo, to oversee the development of the network and cover the practical costs of a launch event and training workshop, including speaker fees and toolkits. The grant will also fund research to map current practice, knowledge and resources, helping the network plan future activities and making sure they remain responsive to the needs of the heritage sector and their audiences.

Man (David McAlmont) wearing a white coat, leaning on a table with various archival objects and books. Books are inside boxes with several sheets of tissue paper. In the background an old painting of a skyline (roofs and chimneys partially visible).. 

girl.boy.child – a research-led collaboration between David McAlmont and the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries – commissioned by the National Trust as part of its national public programme, Prejudice and Pride.

The project aims to launch a UK-wide network, providing training, networking and peer support to people working with LGBTQ+ collections and histories. It will map existing sector practice to plan future activity and provide training workshops on ‘Developing LGBTQ+ tours’, which will help embed public programming that brings LGBTQ+ histories and themes to the fore.

Find out more about the project and its outcomes by downloading Building a network for queer heritage (PDF, 383KB)
Download a copy of the programme for the QHCN Symposium 2021 (PDF, 27.2MB), including links to recorded sessions.
QHCN was awarded Best Partnership 2021 by the Museums + Heritage Awards, find out more by following the link. 



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