After years in the making, Queer Britain opened its doors this week in King’s Cross, north London. This free museum, the first of its kind in the UK, “Contains four galleries, educational spaces, workshops and a boutique”specifies the site art newspaper,
It was inaugurated with the first London Gay Pride and 50 years of the Crown. “Years of Effort” Overview of its promoters NBC News,
“There have been many attempts in the past to open such museums, but I think the cultural landscape and activism were not yet mature”Joseph Galliano, the founder and director of the museum, explains. “It’s also a long-term job that requires a daily commitment to work, and I’ve been doing it for five years”he adds.
Prior to the presentation of a major exhibition over the summer, which will blend the many forms of artistic expression within the queer community, the museum presents a selection of photographs exploring the history and diversity of the British LGBTQ+ community from the Victorian era. today’s day.
“This temporary exhibition will serve as an introduction to Queer Britain and its mission, showcasing works from the museum’s collection, with works already displayed in previous exhibitions”Understand NBC News,
As the United States works on its own national LGBTQ museum, planned to open in New York in 2024, Joseph Galliano wants to believe that “We live in a time where strange history and culture are being explored and respected like never before, even by those who do not consider themselves LGBTQ”,