Queering the Collections

Queering the Collections

In March 2015 IHLIA, a Dutch organization for collecting and preserving LGBT heritage, organized together with the Reinwardt Academy, The Amsterdam Museum and COMCOL, a symposium called ‘Queering the Collections’.

Building on similar efforts in the UK and USA, this Netherlands-based project unites people working in museums, archives, libraries, galleries, community organizations, and universities, in a joint effort to collect material culture and oral histories documenting queer life past and present, and to present these collections in partnerships with the public.

You can download the program (in English) of the symposium here. The report (in Dutch including keynote speech Richard Parkinson of the British Museum in English) can be downloaded here.

The project also resulted this year in the integration of cultural activities in the program on queer history during Amsterdam Pride and Europride 2016.

QTC will continue as an ongoing networkgroup focused on the importance of preserving and presenting queer history and culture.

The annual report 2016 from the QtC networkgroup can now be download here