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LGBTQ+ History Month Lecture: Saving Our Transcestry by E-J Scott

E-J Scott, Curator and Founder of The Museum of Transology

Date/Time: *NEW DATE* Thursday 24 February 2022, 5.30pm

Venue: This is an online event

*Please note change of date* 

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LGBTQ+ History Month Lecture

Hosted by Dr Gareth Longstaff, Deputy Head of Media, Culture, Heritage and Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies

The Museum of Transology is now the world's largest collection of artefacts relating to trans, non-binary and intersex people's lives. In this session, you'll hear curator E-J Scott unpack the MoT's museological approach to collecting as a form of direct action. He'll argue that museums have social agency, and that by reclaiming a place in them, you tell society - and your own community - that you have a right to 'belong'

E-J Scott is a curator, cultural producer and academic and winner of the UK’s Activist Museum Award 2020/21. Their interventive curatorial methodologies include arts participation as hyper-localised occupation, community-led collecting as direct museological action and the queering of digital borders. They are the founder of the British Digital Art Network, the UK’s first national curatorial, academic and artist network to collectively interrogate the impact of the field on the UK art world.

Live Q&A:

The lecture will be followed by a live Q&A with the speaker. You can submit a question in advance by sending an email to public.lectures@ncl.ac.uk or during the event using YouTube Live Chat or via Twitter @InsightsNCL.

This event will be hosted on YouTube, registration is not required.