Queering the Museum Audio Guides

 

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 six audio guides are available here:

  1. Pink Shirts & Pariahs: Anti-Bullying Discourse in the CMHR” by Jade DeFehr
  2. Reframing Trans Representation at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights” by Evan Durance
  3. Decolonizing Representations of Queerness at the CMHR” by Jana Elazar
  4. “‘Deception Designs’: The CMHR’s Representation of Gareth Henry” by Thomas Fields
  5. Silencing of Context: Gareth Henry in Rights Today” by Dallas Gillingham
  6. Michelle Josef and Transgender (In)visibility at the CMHR” by Amy Mazowita
The students and instructor Dr. Angela Failler would like to acknowledge 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.

*These audio guides have been published with the permission of their creators.

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