Museum Remix reveals the stories too sexy for the Victorians
The popular Bridging Binaries tours are starting again at Cambridge University’s museums during LGBTQ+ History Month.
There will also be a Museum Remix display at the Museum of Classical Archaeology where visitors can find out more about LGBTQ+ stories from classical history and tales that may have been deemed “too sexy” by museum founders.
One exhibit will reveal the story behind the lost Hermaphroditus statue, who had both breasts and male genitalia, and was deemed inappropriate to be displayed by the Victorians.
Visitors can also fined out about an emperor who, if he had lived today, may have identified as transgender.
Dr Susanne Turner, curator of the Museum of Classical Archaeology, said: “It’s about the stories we haven’t been telling, maybe they are too sexy or too scandalous but also maybe they are really important and we should be telling them.”
With Bridging Binaries tours running across seven of the university of Cambridge’s museums, the volunteer guides will share their personal selection of stories about gender and sexual identity through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-related objects.
Museum Remix was a workshop that produced a pop-up exhibition, giving voice to LGBTQ+ stories previously silenced by prejudice or historical disinterest.
Visit Bridging Binaries for more.