How can museums talk about love and intimate relationships?

Series Name Lunchtime Lectures
Speaker Maria-Anna Tseliou
Type Lectures & Talks
When 22 Nov 2013, 12:00PM - 01:00PM
Venue Leicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, Leicester City Centre
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Duncan Stanley, 0116 229 7644

The cultural world across several countries is experiencing increasing representation of contemporary society's sexual diversity and different expressions of love partnerships. Museums and galleries in the UK could not have remained unaffected by this trend, particularly during the last decade. In this talk, Maria-Anna Tseliou, a postgraduate researcher based in the School of Museum Studies, will focus on recent empirical work on museums' social role concerned with the portrayal of cultural diversity. The core argument will be a call for museums to adopt a range of ways for depicting the experiences of marginalised minority groups, suggesting that special or highly controversial exhibitions are not the only way to include minorities.

The Lunchtime Lecture series takes place Fridays, 12-1pm at the Leicester Adult Education College, located at 2 Wellington St, near the city end of New Walk. The lectures are delivered by current University of Leicester postgraduates and are open to the public, so there is no need to book, just come along on the day.