On January 24, 2020, members of Museum Queeries research team visited the Two-Spirit Archives, housed at the University of Winnipeg. This visit included a roundtable discussion led by Albert McLeod (Co-Director, Two-Spirited People of Manitoba), the main donor of the fonds/material of the collection. Click here to read timely “SnapThought” responses to exhibitions, galleries, and museum spaces from our research assistants and research team!
On December 13, 2019, members of Museum Queeries research team visited the Winnipeg Art Gallery for a Community-led Conversation with local drag queen Prairie Sky on Kent Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice. Click here to read timely “SnapThought” responses to exhibitions, galleries, and museum spaces from our research assistants and research team!
University of Winnipeg students developed Queering the Museum Audio Guides*, responding to content highlighted on a “Pride Tour” offered by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The Guides are intended to critically engage listeners/museumgoers and raise the bar of expectation around how museums and other sites that contribute to public discourse on historical and contemporary issues represent queer issues and lives.
The 7 audio guides, available here, were created with the invaluable support of sound artist Julia Dyck who led workshops on audio guide script writing and production. Julia also digitally mastered the final guides.
For further description of the Queering the Museum Audio Guide assignment, click here.