It has come to our attention that there is some confusion about the distinction and relationship between Museum Queeries and #CMHRstoplying. In an attempt to clarify this misunderstanding, we issue the following joint statement:
Museum Queeries is an interdisciplinary research project based out of the University of Winnipeg. It prioritizes Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and queer (2S+LGBTTQ) contributions and interventions into museums and museum studies. #CMHRstoplying is the hashtag created specifically by Thiané Diop to hold the Canadian Museum for Human Rights accountable for its anti-blackness and other forms of racism within the institution as a whole. While Thiané Diop works as a Research Assistant with Museum Queeries, her involvement with #CMHRstoplying is a separate initiative. For those interested in Museum Queeries, we invite you to contact either of its co-founders, Dr. Angela Failler (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Dr. Heather Milne (email@example.com) at the University of Winnipeg. If you are interested in #CMHRstoplying, we invite you to get in touch with the team through their Instagram platform.