Press Release by The Unstraight Museum
WELCOME TO AN UNSTRAIGHT PRIDE!
Come celebrate an unstraight Pride together with us at The Unstraight Museum. We invite you to a talk with gay police from Russia and a talk about queering the world of museums. We also want your best advice on how to break down the heteronormative storytelling. A warm welcome to you all!
Talk With Russian Gay Police
Thursday 31th July 12.00-12.45, Hörsalen, PrideHouse, [Stockholm]
During the Queer Festival in Saint Petersburg 2013 The Unstraight Museum arranged a talk with Swedish and Russian gay police. They discussed their experiences of being police and gay in their different countries. This year we take the discussion further, in Stockholm.
Participanats: Carin Götblad (National Coordinator against violence in close relations), Göran Stanton (Föreningen för Gaypoliser i Sverige, organization for gay police in Sweden), russian gay polices and representatives from Coming Out (Saint Petersburg LGBT organization). Moderator: Annelie Svensson (RFSL Brottsofferjour, LGBTQ standby for crime victim). The talk is presented in cooperation with Föreningen för Gaypoliser i Sverige and The Swedish Institut.
Queering The Museum
Thursday 31th July 17.00-17.45, Plattanscenen, Pride House, [Stockholm]
Which future do we want for our museums? How do we want the museums to tell the lgbtqi stories and what do we really want the museums to do? Zorian Clayton is Assistant Curator at Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Clayton talks about how the lgbtqi-network at Victoria & Albert Museum, which has tried to create diversity among their visitors as well as their collections through a broad selection of creative events. The talk is presented together with The Swedish Museum of History.
– How Do We Break Down The Heteronormative Storytelling?
Friday 1st August 17:00–17:45, Bandler, Pride House, [Stockholm]
There are different ways of looking at and telling the history. The Swedish Museum of History is a publicly owned museum with great collections of archeological objects and medieval art. The museums mission is to work for, and together with, all citizens with diversity and democracy, but many stories are missing. How can the museum question heteronormativity in stories from the past? How should the voices of lgbtqi persons be heard at the museum? We need your help!
Participants: Lena Heijl (The Swedish Museum of History), Ulf Petersson (The Unstraight Museum). Moderator: Anna Furumark (Att störa homogenitet/The Swedish Museum of History). The debate is presented in cooperation with The Swedish Museum of History.