Queer Heritage and Collections Network
The Queer Heritage and Collections Network is a UK-wide SSN that provides training, networking and peer support to people working with LGBTQ+ collections and histories. It supports galleries, libraries, archives and museums (GLAMs) that are developing LGBTQ+ public programming that brings LGBTQ+ histories and themes to the fore.
Key activities include:
- Mapping the needs of the heritage sector in relation to LGBTQ+ histories.
- Providing peer support to practitioners, particularly in regional areas.
- Delivering a digital programme of training workshops in response to these needs, helping members develop and expand their programming with a focus on public outcomes, including an online training and workshops programme.
- Online presentations of the latest research through our annual symposium and regular meetings.
The Queer Heritage and Collections Network Steering Group is formed of a partnership between the National Trust, English Heritage, Historic England, Historic Royal Palaces, and the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (University of Leicester) with the support of Art Fund and National Heritage Lottery Funding. Each organisation has a strong track-record of leading the sector in queer heritage research and programming. It is supported by external freelance co-project managers Rachael Lennon and Dan Vo as well as independent researchers Lucy Whitehead and Kris Reid.